A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.
ميؤوس mai’ūs: ميؤوس منه lost, desperate (cause)
Example: “سُرعانَ ما، خَلَصْنا إلى أَنَّ الأَمرَ أَصبَحَ مَيؤوساً مِنه”
Translation: “before long, we concluded that it had become a lost cause”
- سرعان ما featured in the first ever Wehr Wednesdays post!
- The root ي-ء-س is both assimilated and hamzated, and we took a look at its “word twin” in Dictionary Finds: أيِس
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