a dial. var. of حَيْثُ, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) of the dial. of Teiyi, (Lḥ, IHsh, Ḳ,) or of that of Temeem: (L:) some of the Arabs say حَوْثَ, like as some say حَيْثَ; (Ks, Lḥ, TA;) and some say حَوْثِ: (Mughnee and TA in art. حيث:) حَوْثُ is the original form; (ISd, TA;) but حَيْثُ is the more chaste of the two forms, and that used in the Ḳur-án; though both forms are good. (AZ, TA.) See art. حيث.