Wehr Wednesdays #122

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


طاعن ṭā’in and طاعن في السن (sinn) aged, old, advanced in years


Root: ط-ع-ن

Page: 656*

Example: “كانَت طاعِنةً في السِّنِّ، وَقَد اشتَعَلَ رَأسُها شَيْباً”

Translation: “she was advanced in age, and her hair had turned white”



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

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