One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Middle East and North Africa) a mountain or hill, or a range of hills.
high ground, rising ground, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, hillock, mound, mount, knoll, hummock, tor, tump, fell, pike, mesaView synonyms
- ‘When climbing on the jebels we will usually be following routes which have been used for generations by Bedouin hunters and shepherds.’
- ‘I climbed to the top of one of the small jebels and watched the sun begin to set before heading back to Rum.’
- ‘The huge jebels rise sheer from the sandy valley floor overshadowing the small but growing settlement of Rum.’
- ‘From the Batinah Coast to the west of Muscat along the base of the jebels are several key towns of special interest.’
- ‘A fine collection of these trees can also be found in Wadi Qahshan deep in the jebels beyond Mughsayl.’
Colloquial Arabic form of jabal ‘mountain’.
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