Wehr Wednesdays #182

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

حبر على ورق mere ink on paper, of no effect (e.g., an agreement, a treaty)

Root: ح-ب-ر

Page: 180*

Example: “لَمْ يَعُد الاِتِّفاقُ مُجَرَّدَ حِبرٍ على وَرَقٍ إذ يَتَحَقَّقُ ما يَنُصُّ عَلَيهِ على أَرضِ الواقِع”

Translation: “the agreement is no longer merely ink on paper, with what it stipulates coming into effect on the ground”


Revise all of the vocab from the series on Quizlet:

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

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