Wehr Wednesdays #147

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


استند للأربعين (arba’īn) to be pushing forty, to be on the verge of forty


Root: س-ن-د

Page: 507*

Example: “تَعَرَّفتُ على رَجُلٍ كانَ يَستَنِدُ لِلأَربَعين”

Translation: “I met a man who was pushing forty”


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

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