Wehr Wednesdays #168

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

منظر يشق له نياط القلوب (manẓarun yušaqqu) a heart-rendering sight

Root: ن-و-ط

Page: 1185*

Example: “وَصَفَهُ العامِلونَ في المَجالِ الإنسانيّ بِأَنَّهُ مَنظَرٌ يُشَقُّ لَهُ نِياطُ القُلوب”

Translation: “the humanitarian workers described it as a heart-rendering sight”


  • نِياط, from the root ن-و-ط, is the plural form of the noun نَيط meaning “aorta”

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

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