Wehr Wednesdays #134

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


ذهب أدراج الرياح (adrāja r-riyāḥ) to go the ways of the winds, i.e., to pass unnoticed, without leaving a trace; to end in smoke, come to nothing, be futile, be in vain


Root: د-ر-ج

Page: 319*

Example: “فَذَهَبَت أَحلامُهُ كُلُّها أَدراجَ الرِّياح”

Translation: “and all of his dreams went up in smoke”


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

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