Wehr Wednesdays #98

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

مرتع marta’ pl. مراتع marāti’ 2 rich grazing land, pasture; fertile ground (ل for; fig.); breeding ground, hotbed (of vice, of evil, etc.)

Root: ر-ت-ع

Page: 376*

Example: “أَصبَحَ مَرتَعاً لِلعَداوة”

Translation: “it became a breeding ground for hostility”


  • Unsure what the little “2” next to the plural form in the dictionary definition means? You can find out the meaning of all abbreviations and symbols in the Hans Wehr here!

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

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