Wehr Wednesdays #177

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

وراء الأكمة ما وراءها (warā’a) something’s fishy! there is more to it than meets the eye

Root: ء-ك-م

Page: 27*

Example: “!لا أَظُنُّ أَنَّ الأَمرَ بِهذِهِ البَساطة—وَراءَ الأَكَمةِ ما وَراءَها”

Translation: “I don’t think it’s that simple—there’s more to it than meets the eye!”


  • The noun أَكَمة means “hill”, “reef”, or “heap”.

Revise all of the vocab from the series on Quizlet:

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

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