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JEBEL (plur. jibed)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 299 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEBEL (plur. jibed), also written GEBEL with hard g (plur. gibal), an Arabic word meaning a mountain or a mountain chain. It is frequently used in place-names. The French transliteration of the word is djebel. Jebeli signifies a mountaineer. The pronunciation with a hard g sound is that used in the Egyptian dialect of Arabic.
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