مما يقال فيه

Huda

Senior Member
arabic-Egypt
Please help me.
How do you translate the underlined sentence please?

جبل أعظم
مما يقال فيه: "ما أبرقت السماء على أعظم إلا استهلت"
Thanks in advance.
 
  • wriight

    Member
    English (US) / Arabic (Lebanon)
    "Of which it is said".

    (مما = which, يقال = "[it] is said", and here فيه = "of it"; literally "which it is said of it")
     

    cherine

    Moderator
    Arabic (Egypt).
    It means: we are giving samples of the things that were said about that mountain. The expression قيل في كذا/فلان is usually used to give opinions regarding someone or something, sometimes also plain descriptions.
     

    Huda

    Senior Member
    arabic-Egypt
    Can we have more context? What comes before and after this sentence?
    جبل أعظم كبير مسطّح غير شاهق يقع شمالي ذات الجيش ، وأطرافه تدفع فيها ، على جادة طريق ينبع القديم ، قرب ضبوعة ، والصلصين
    مما قيل فيه: "ما أبرقت السماء على أعظم إلا استهلت ويقال: إن على ظهره نبيّ أو رجل صالح – ولم يثبت ذلك والله أعلم
    .
    ((من كتاب جغرافي عن المدينة المنورة​
    " .
     

    elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    I think since the mountain is explicitly mentioned in the quote, in English you can just say

    It has been said that "...".

    An alternative could be

    According to one description of the mountain, "...".
     
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