Wehr Wednesdays #93

A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.

فحل X to become dreadful, terrible, momentous, serious, difficult (على for s.o.; affair), to get out of control, become excessive (danger), be or become irreparable (damage)

Root: ف-ح-ل

Page: 818*

Example: “بِدونِ تَدَخُّلٍ، قَد تَستَفحِلُ الأَزمة”

Translation: “without intervention, the crisis could get out of control”


  • If you’re curious about the “قد plus present tense” combination, have a read of this post!

You can now revise all of the Wehr Wednesday vocab so far on Quizlet here to stay on top of things!

* The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition

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