Wehr Wednesdays #110

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


كان على أحر من الجمر (aḥarra) to be on tenterhooks; to be in greatest suspense, be dying with curiosity


Root: ج-م-ر

Page: 158*

Example: “كُنتُ أَنتَظِرُ جَوابَها على أَحَرَّ مِنَ الجَمرِ”

Translation: “I had been on tenterhooks waiting for her response”



Revise all of the vocab from the series on Quizlet:


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

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