- (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 jebel
I could return to Zintan and drive down to Jebel Nefusa via Gharyan.Victorious Return to Libya
August 29, 2011
Jebel Shaas was beyond us, very high, and Wadi Ghiuda to the right.Southern Arabia
It is by all accounts of the same rock (red granite) as Jebel Aja.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 2 [of 2]
The modern name of this part of the country is Jebel Selseleh.The New York Obelisk
Charles E. Moldenke
The rock temple at Silsila and a shrine at Jebel Adda are also his.
A singular phenomenon is the "musical sand" of Jebel Nagus, a sandy hill lying to the west of the mountain usually called Sinai.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical
Frank H. Stauffer
- a hill or mountain in an Arab country
- a variant spelling of jebel