Classical Arabic - English Dictionary

by Edward William Lane (1801-1876)

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ركد ركز ركس

1. ⇒ ركز

رَكَزَ, (Ṣ, A, Mṣb, Ḳ,) aor. ـُ {يَرْكُزُ} (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ) and ـِ {يَرْكِزُ}, (Ḳ,) inf. n. رَكْزٌ, (Ṣ, A, Mṣb,) He stuck, or fixed, a spear, (Ṣ, A, Mṣb, Ḳ,) and a stick, (A,) or some other thing, (TA,) into the ground, (Ṣ, A, Mṣb, Ḳ,) upright; (TA;) as alsoركّز↓, (Ḳ,) inf. n. تَرْكِيزٌ. (TA.) You say also, رَكَزَ الحَرُّ السَّفَى, aor. ـُ {يَرْكُزُ}, inf. n. رَكْزٌ, The heat made the thornbushes fast in the ground [by hardening the soil]. (TA.) And رَكَزَ ٱللّٰهُ المعَادِنَ فِى الجِبَالِ God fixed the metals, or minerals, in the mountains: (A, TA:) or caused them to exist therein. (Ḳ,* TA.) And رَكَزَ المَالَ, inf. n. as above, He buried the property. (TA.)

2. ⇒ ركّز

4. ⇒ اركز

اركز He (a man) found what is termed رِكَاز: (Ṣ, A,* Ḳ:) or his mine yielded him abundance of silver, &c.: (TA:) or he found a [quantity of gold or silver equal to a sum of money such as is termed] بَدْرَة, collected together, in the mine. (Es-Sháfiʼee, TA.)

Root: ركز - Entry: 4. Signification: A2

It (a mine) had in it what is termed رِكَاز: (Ḳ:) or what is so termed was found in it. (IAạr, TA.)

8. ⇒ ارتكز

ارتكز It (a spear) became stuck, or fixed, in the ground. (Mṣb.)

Root: ركز - Entry: 8. Signification: A2

He became fixed (Ḳ,* TA) in his place of abode. (TA.) You say, دَخَلَ فُلَانٌ فَٱرْتَكَزَ فِى مَحَلِّهِ لَا يَبْرَحُ[Such a one entered, and remained fixed in his place of abode, not quitting it]. (A, TA.)

Root: ركز - Entry: 8. Signification: A3

ارتكز عَلَى القَوْسِHe put the extremity of the bow upon the ground and leaned upon it. (Ṣ, A,* TA.) And ارتكز على رُمْحِهِHe bore (تَحَامَلَ) upon the head of his spear, leaning upon it, in order that he might die. (Mgh, from a trad.)


رِكْزٌ A sound: (Fr, TA:) or a low sound; (Ṣ, A, Ḳ;) i. q. حِسٌّ: (Ḳ:) or a sound that is not vehement: or the sound, or voice, of a man, which one hears from afar; such as that of the hunter talking to his dogs. (TA.) So in the Ḳur [xix. last verse], أَوْتَسْمَعُ لَهُمْ رِكْزًا [Or dost thou hear a sound of them?, &c.]. (Ṣ, TA.) [See فَهَرَ.]

Root: ركز - Entry: رِكْزٌ Signification: A2

[Golius assigns to it also the signification of Beauty (pulchritudo); app. from his having found, in a copy of the Ḳ, وَالحُسْنُ in the place of والحِسُّ.]

Root: ركز - Entry: رِكْزٌ Dissociation: B

Also An intelligent, forbearing, liberal or munificent, man: (AA:) or a learned, intelligent, liberal or munificent, generous, man. (Ḳ.)


رِكْزَةٌ: see رِكَازٌ.

Root: ركز - Entry: رِكْزَةٌ Signification: A2

Firmness of understanding; (Fr, Ḳ;) strength thereof. (A, TA.) Fr says, I heard one of the Benoo-Asad say, كَلَّمْتُ فُلَانًا فَمَا رَأَيْتُ لَهُ رِكْزَةًI spoke to such a one, and I found him not to have firmness of understanding. (TA.)


رِكَازٌ Metal, or other mineral; (A, Mgh, TA;) what God has caused to exist (رَكَزَهُ, i. e. أَحْدَثَهُ,) in the mines; (Ḳ;) meaning تِبْر that is created in the earth; (TA;) as alsoرَكِيزَةٌ↓: (Ḳ:) the former is pl. ofرِكْزَةٌ↓: (Ḳ:) or it is pl. ofرَكِيزَةٌ↓: (Aḥmad Ibn-Khálid, TA:) and pieces (Ḳ, TA) of large size, like [stones such as are called] جَلَامِيد, (TA,) of silver and of gold, (Ḳ, TA,) that are extracted from the earth, (TA,) or from the mine: (Ḳ, TA:) accord. to the people of El-'Irák, any metals or other minerals: (TA:) or [so in the A and Mgh, and accord. to the TA, but in the Ḳ “and,”] buried treasure (Ṣ, A, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ) of the people of the Time of Ignorance: (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ:) the first of the significations given above is the primary one: and ancient wealth [buried in the earth] is likened to metals or minerals: or, accord. to certain of the people of El-Ḥijáz, it signifies specially property buried by men before the period of El-Islám; and not metals or other minerals. (TA.) It is said in a trad., that the fifth part of what is termed رِكَازٌ is for the government-treasury: (Ṣ,* TA:) or, accord. to another relation, of what is termed رَكِيزٌ↓: as though it [the latter] were pl. [or rather coll. gen. n.] of رَكِيزَةٌ↓, or [the former] of رِكَازَةٌ↓. (TA.)


رَكِيزٌ: see رِكَازٌ, last sentence.


رِكَازَةٌ: see رِكَازٌ, last sentence.


رَكِيزَةٌ: see رِكَازٌ, in three places:

Root: ركز - Entry: رَكِيزَةٌ Dissociation: B


رَاكِزٌ A thing that is firm, or fixed. (Mgh.) [Hence,] one says, عِزُّهُمْ رَاكِزٌTheir might, or glory, is firmly established. (A, TA.)


مَرْكَزٌ A place where a spear or other thing is stuck, or fixed, into the ground, upright: (TA:) a place of firmness, or fixedness. (Mṣb.)

Root: ركز - Entry: مَرْكَزٌ Signification: A2

‡ The place of a man; his place of alighting or abiding. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)

Root: ركز - Entry: مَرْكَزٌ Signification: A3

‡ The station of an army, or of a body of troops or soldiers, to which its occupants are commanded to keep. (Ḳ, TA.) You say, هٰذَا مَرْكَزُ الخَيْلِ[This is the fixed station of the cavalry]. (A.) Pl. مَرَاكِزُ. (A.)

Root: ركز - Entry: مَرْكَزٌ Signification: A4

The centre of a circle. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)

Root: ركز - Entry: مَرْكَزٌ Signification: A5

رَكِيزَةٌ↓ signifies the same as مَرْكَزٌ [but in what sense I do not find pointed out]. (TA.)

إِنَّهُ مَرْكُوزٌ فِى العُقُولِ

إِنَّهُ مَرْكُوزٌ فِى العُقُولِ[Verily it is firmly fixed in the minds, or understandings]. (A, TA.)

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