خنص خنصر خنع


خِنْصِرٌ

(Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ) and خِنْصَرٌ, (A, Ḳ,) the latter [of a rare form,] like دِرْهَمٌ, (TA,) The little finger: (Ṣ, A, Ḳ:) or the middle finger: (Ḳ:) the latter signification said by MF to be unknown; but it is mentioned in the L, as from the Book of Sb: (TA:) [and the little toe:] of the fem. gender: (Mṣb, Ḳ:) pl. خَنَاصِرُ: (Sb, Ṣ, Ḳ:) like فِرْسِنٌ, it has no pl. formed by the addition of ات: (Sb:) its pl. is also used as a sing., as though every part were termed خنصر; as in the phrase إِنَّهُ لَعَظِيمُ الخَنَاصِرِ [Verily he has a large little finger]. (Lḥ.) You say, فُلَانٌ تُثْنَى بِهِ الخَنَاصِرُ [The little fingers are bent in mentioning such a one with others of his class]: i. e., one begins with him in mentioning persons of his class. (Mṣb.) [See 1 in art. ثنى.] And in like manner you say, عَدُّوهُ بِالخِنْصِرِ [They counted him with the little finger]: i. e., they commenced with him in counting. (MF.)