Wehr Wednesdays #101

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


عقبة كأداء (‘aqaba) insurmountable obstacle


Root: ك-ء-د

Page: 944*

Example: “كانَ الوَضعُ عَقَبَةً كَأداءَ في الطَّريقِ إلى التَّعايُشِ السِّلمي”

Translation: “the situation was an insurmountable obstacle standing in the way of peaceful coexistence”



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

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