, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) aor. ثَبِجَ, (Ḳ,) inf. n. ثُبُوجٌ, (Ṣ,) He sat with his but tocks against his heels, resting upon the extremities of his feet, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) as one does in performing the act termed اِسْتِنْجَآءٌ. (TA.)
[ثَبِجَ: see the next paragraph.]
, (Ṣ,) inf. n. تَثْبِيجٌ; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) and بِهَا
↓تثبّج; (A, Ḳ;) He (a pastor, Ṣ, A) put the staff, or stick, upon, or against, his back, and put his arms, or hands, behind it: (Ṣ, A, Ḳ:) thus he does when he is fatigued. (TA.)
ثبّجهُ, (Ṣ, A, TA,) inf. n. as above, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) He made it obscure; (Ḳ;) he did not make it distinct, or plain; (Ṣ, A, Ḳ;) namely, writing, (Ṣ,) [i. e.] handwriting; (A, Ḳ;) and speech, or language: (Ṣ:) he did not express it in the proper mode, or manner, namely, speech, or language. (A.) And ثُبِّجَ, inf. n. as above; [and app.
↓ثَبِجَ, aor. ثَبَجَ, inf. n. ثَبَجٌ, q. v. infrà;] said of writing; [and of speech, or language;] It was, or was made, confused [&c.]. (Lth, TA.)
The part between the كَاهِل [app. here signifying the base of the neck] and the back: (Ṣ, A, Mṣb, Ḳ:) or the circuit of the upper part of the كاهل, extending to the breast; as is shown by the phrase أَثْبَاجُ القَطَا: [see what follows:] (Aboo-Málik, TA:) or the part between the shoulderblades and the كاهل: and the main part of the back, and the part in which are the places of curvature of the ribs: or the part between the buttocks and the base of the neck: accord. to AO, the part from the rump-bone, or root of the tail, to the hair of the withers [of a horse]: (TA:) also the breast of the bird called القَطَا: (Ḳ:) or the middle part of that bird: pl. أَثْبَاجٌ. (A, TA.)
(assumed tropical:) The middle (Ṣ, Ḳ) of a thing, (Ḳ,) of anything: (Ṣ:) and the main part thereof; (Ḳ;) so of a heap, or tract, of sand: (A'Obeyd, Ṣ:) and the higher, or highest, part of a thing: pl. [of pauc.] أَثْبَاجٌ and [of mult.] ثُبُوجٌ. (TA.) (tropical:) The middle of the sea: the main part thereof; and of the night: (A, * TA:) the height of the middle of the sea, where the waves meet one another: the higher, or highest, parts of the waves. (TA.) مِنْ ثَبَجِ المُسْلِمِينَ (assumed tropical:) Of the middle class of the Muslims: or of the higher, or highest, or chief, class of them. (TA from a trad.)
The quality denoted by the epithet أَثْبَجُ, q. v.; as also
Incongruity and confusion of speech, or language: and obscurity, or indistinctness, of handwriting. (Ḳ. [App. an inf. n.: see 2, last sentence.])
A thing of the middling sort, between good and bad: (Ḳ, TA:) the fem. ة is affixed because the word is changed from a subst. to an epithet: it occurs in this sense applied to the contribution termed صَدَقَة. (TA.)
Broad, or wide, in the part called the ثَبَج; (Ṣ, Ḳ, Mṣb, TA;) and large in the جَوْف [i. e. chest, or belly]: (TA:) or protuberant, or prominent, in the ثَبَج: (Ṣ, A, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ:) or humpbacked: (TA in this art., and in art. عجر on the authority of Fr:) and having a projecting, or prominent, breast, or chest: (L:) dim.
↓أُثَيْبِجُ, occurring in a trad. (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, * Ḳ.)
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