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by Edward William Lane (1801-1876)

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رأف رأل رأم

10. ⇒ استرأل

استرألت الرِّئْلَانُ The young ostriches became big, or advanced in age; syn. كَبِرَت, (O,) or كَبُرَت, (so in one of my copies of the Ṣ, in the other كَثُرَت [which is a mistranscription],) or كَبُرَتْ أَسْنَانُهَا. (Ḳ: so in my MṢ. copy and in the CK.)

Root: رأل - Entry: 10. Signification: A2

And [hence,] استرأل النَّبَاتُThe plant, or herb, became tall; likened to the neck of the young ostrich. (Ṣ, O, Ḳ.)

رَأْلٌ / رَأْلَةٌ

رَأْلٌ The young one of the ostrich: (T, Ṣ, M, Ḳ:) or a young ostrich in its first year, or a year old: (M, Ḳ:) it occurs in a verse of Imra-el-Ḳeys written رال, without ء: (M:) fem. with ة {رَأْلَةٌ}: (Ṣ, M, Ḳ:) pl. (of pauc., TA) أَرْوُلٌ (Ḳ, TA, [in the TT, as from the M, written ارْأَل, probably for أَرْأُلٌ,]) and (of mult., TA) رِئْلَانٌ and رِئَالٌ (Ṣ, M, Ḳ) and رِئَالَةٌ. (M, Ḳ.)

Root: رأل - Entry: رَأْلٌ Signification: A2

[Hence,] الرِّئَالُ [which seems to be the most common of the plso]Certain stars: (Ṣ, Ṣgh, Ḳ:) [probably certain small stars in the neighbourhood of those called النَّعَائِمُ, or of those called النَّعَامَاتُ (in Cetus), and regarded as the young ones of these.]

Root: رأل - Entry: رَأْلٌ Signification: A3

[Hence also,] زَفَّ رَأْلُهُHe was, or became, light of intellect, lightwitted, or irresolute. (Ṣ and Z and TA in art. زف.) And زَفَّ رَأْلِىI was, or became, affected with sadness, or disquietude of mind, like the young ostrich by reason of fear, or fright; a phrase like شَالَتْ نَعَامَتُهُمْ meaning “They were frightened, and fled.” (M.) And زَفَّ رَأْلُهُمْThey perished, or died. (TA.) And خَوَّدَ رَأْلُهُHe was, or became, frightened. (Ḥam p. 179.)


رُؤَالٌ andرَاؤُولٌ↓, (Aṣ, T, M, Ḳ, [the latter in the CK رَاؤُل,]) with ء accord to ISk, and without ء accord. to AʼObeyd, (M,TA,) The slaver of a horse (Aṣ, ISk, T, M, Ḳ, TA) or similar beast, (ISk, T,) that drops from him: (TA:) or his froth, or foam: (Ḳ:) accord. to Lth, رُوَالٌ [q. v. in art. رول, thus without ء,] signifies the spittle of a horse or similar beast. (T.)

Root: رأل - Entry: رُؤَالٌ Dissociation: B

Also the former, (M,) or the latter, (Ḳ,) A redundance in [the number of] the teeth of a horse or similar beast: (M, Ḳ:) but Aṣ denies that these two words have this meaning. (T. [See what next follows.])


رَائِلٌ andرَائِلَةٌ↓, accord. to Lth, signify A tooth that grows to a horse or similar beast, preventing him from drinking [with ease] and from [eating in the manner termed] قَضْم: and accord. to En-Naḍr, [the pl.] رَوَائِلُ signifies small teeth that grow at the roots of the large teeth, and excavate the roots of the latter so that these fall out: (T:) but Aṣ disallows this. (TA. [See also art. رول: and see the latter sentence of the next preceding paragraph.])


رَائِلَةٌ: see the next preceding paragraph.


رَاؤُولٌ: see رُؤَالٌ, in two places.


نَعَامَةٌ مُرْئِلَةٌ An ostrich having رِئَال [or young ones]. (M, Ḳ.)


مَرَّ مُرَائِلًا He (a man, Ṣ) passed along quickly. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)

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