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or jebel

[jeb-uh l] /ˈdʒɛb əl/
(chiefly in Arabic-speaking countries) a mountain: often used as part of a placename to indicate that the place is situated on or near a mountain:
the Djebel Druze of southern Syria.
Origin of djebel
< French < dialectal Arabic jebel Unabridged
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  • djebel Shomer lies almost due south, and much nearer than any other of the places above specified.

    Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor
  • Beyond it rose the wall-like steeps of djebel Toweyk, so often heard of, and now seen close at hand.

    Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor
  • Next morning we saw at a distance a range of hills, running north and south, called by the Arabs djebel Khalie.

  • The mountains forming this cape culminate in a grand conical peak, about 5,000 feet in height, called djebel Okrab.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for djebel


a variant spelling of jebel
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