, (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ,) aor. بَرُكَ, (Ṣ, TA,) inf. n. بُرُوكٌ (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ) and تَبْرَاكٌ, (Ḳ,) said of a camel, (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb,) i. q. اِسْتَنَاخَ [i. e. He lay down, or kneeled and lay down, upon his breast, with his legs folded]; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) he made his breast to cleave to the ground; (Mgh;) he fell upon his بَرْك, i. e. breast; (Mṣb;) he threw his برك, i. e. breast, upon the ground; (TA;) and in like manner, ↓برّك, (TA, and so in some copies of the Ḳ,) inf. n. تَبْرِيكٌ. (TA.) And بَرَكَتِ النَّعَامَةُ The ostrich lay upon its breast. (TA.) And بَرَكَ is also said of a lion, and of a man. (Ḳ voce ربض.) [Of the latter, one also says, بَرَكَ عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ He fell, or set himself, upon his knees; he kneeled.] The بُرُوك of a man praying, which is forbidden, is The putting down the hands before the knees, after the manner of the camel [when he lies down; for the latter falls first upon his knees, and then upon his stiflejoints]. (Mgh.)―
Hence, i. e., from the verb said of a camel, inf. n. بُرُوكٌ, (TA,) He, or it, (i. e. anything, Ṣ,) was, or became, firm, steady, steadfast, or fixed; continued, remained, or stayed; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) in a place: (TḲ:) [and so, app., with بَرِكَ for its aor.; for] you say, بَرَكَ لِلْقِتَالِ, aor. بَرِكَ, [He was, or became, firm, &c., for the purpose of fighting,] and in like manner بَرِكَ, aor. بَرَكَ. (TA. [See also a similar signification of 8.])―
(assumed tropical:) It (the night) was, or became, long, or protracted; as though it did not quit its place. (A and TA in art. قعس.)―
See also 8, in two places.