Wehr Wednesdays #113

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


خالي الوفاض empty, vacant, free; empty-handed


Root: و-ف-ض

Page: 1271*

Example: “رَغْمَ كُلِّ تَوَقُّعاتِها، رَجَعَتْ خالِيَةَ الوِفاض”

Translation: “despite all of her expectations, she returned empty-handed”



Note:

  • This phrase is an example of الإضافة غير الحقيقية, often called the “false إضافة” or “adjective إضافة”—definitely a topic for a future post!

Revise all of the vocab from the series on Quizlet:


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

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