Wehr Wednesdays #94

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

كبد II to cause (ه هـ to s.o. s.th., esp. losses), inflict (ه هـ upon s.o. s.th., esp. losses); to culminate, pass through the meridian (star); to reach its climax

Root: ك-ب-د

Page: 947*

Example: “الحَربُ كَبَّدَت الاِقتِصادَ خَسائِرَ فادِحة”

Translation: “the war inflicted serious losses on the economy”


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

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