- (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
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Examples from the Web for djebel
Djebel Shomer lies almost due south, and much nearer than any other of the places above specified.
Beyond it rose the wall-like steeps of Djebel Toweyk, so often heard of, and now seen close at hand.
Next morning we saw at a distance a range of hills, running north and south, called by the Arabs Djebel Khalie.The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Andrew A. Bonar
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
- a variant spelling of jebel
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