Wehr Wednesdays #183

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

ران (رين) rāna i to take possession (ب ,على or هـ of s.th.), seize, overcome (ب ,على or ه s.o., said of passion); to descend or come upon s.th. (على); to reign, prevail (على in, e.g., silence in a room)

Root: ر-ي-ن

Page: 431*

Example: “تَوَقَّفَتْ فَجأَةً فَقَدْ رانَ الصَّمتُ على الجميع”

Translation: “she suddenly stopped in her tracks, as silence had overcome everyone”


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

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