مراباه

05:01 Dec 1, 2009
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Arabic to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense
Arabic term or phrase: مراباه
This is from an Iraqi military training document. I know the word is defined as "usury" in the dictionary, but that doesn't fit the context here:

"الحماية أثناء التنقل والمراباه على الطرق"

...which is one of a long list of topics covered in a training course.
Christine Cuk
United States
Local time: 14:20


Summary of answers provided
3hiding behind a hill / hills
Mohamed A. Moustafa


  

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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
hiding behind a hill / hills


Explanation:
The protection hint brings to my mind the process of hiding behind a hill or hills, which could be an interpretation of Muraabaah.
In Arabic, Rabwah or Rabaawah means a hill or a mound.
والربْو والربوة والرَّباوة واحد، وهو العلوّ من الأرض
(جمهرة اللغة)
This being said, I am totally sure of the soundness of my understanding.

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Note added at 2 days10 hrs (2009-12-03 15:15:11 GMT)
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Sorry, I meant I was (not) completely sure....

Mohamed A. Moustafa
United States
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Native speaker of: Arabic
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