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  • n. A hill, a mountain (especially in the Middle East or North Africa).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mountain; mount: a term occurring in some geographic names of Arabic origin. It is concealed in Gibraltar.


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From French, from an Arabic dialect.


  • Tariq was the conqueror; "jebel" is Arabic for mountain.

    Paisano: Pinchos Morunos

  • From the glassed-in porch of our small stone-block two-bedroom house all we could see for miles was flat desert interspersed with the occasional jebel and a bit of scrubby vegetation.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Endemic lists from Wickens for the Jebel Marra Area include Gnaphalium marranum, Celsia sudanica, Kickxia aegyptiaca, K. dibolophylla, Pletranthus jebel-marrae, and Felicia dentata.

    East Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • Otherways wesways like that provost scoffing bedoueen the jebel and the jpysian sea.

    Finnegans Wake

  • The deep wooded valleys of the high jebel are as peaceful and mysterious as Delphi itself.

    Two For The Lions

  • Tomorrow when it's light we'll go for a stroll around the jebel and look for a feather.

    Two For The Lions

  • They occupy this coastal strip, with a high jebel protecting them from the desert.

    Two For The Lions

  • It is a finely conspicuous island, for upon the north end there is a lofty barn-roofed jebel or hill.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 or the Re-Conquest of the Soudan

  • By this time you have learned that gebel is a mountain, and _jebel_, as you will find it on your map of the Peninsula of Sinai, means the same thing.

    Asiatic Breezes Students on The Wing

  • The last two of the palm islands include palm jebel ali and palm deira.



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  • Flatlanders must learn how to speak:

    A hillock's a hummock with cheek;

    A mountain is treble

    The size of a jebel

    And a cowlick on top is a peak.

    January 24, 2016