ظهران

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ظ ه ر (ẓ-h-r) meaning to be in the center between two points, surrounded on each side.[1]

The name of two cities in Saudi Arabia, one wedged between the important port cities of Dammam and al-Khobar; the other was a historically important site in a mountain-pass between Yemen.

Proper noun[edit]

ظَهْرَان (ẓahrān?

  1. Dhahran, headquarters of Saudi Aramco Oil Company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ظهر" in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 1926-1930, meaning the middle or main part, as though it meant that the back of one of them was before him, and that of another behind him, so that he was defended in either direction, having support or back up on all sides, to be in between or in the center of two other limits like the sun at noon.