, (JK, Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ,) aor. رَهَقَ, (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ,) inf. n. رَهَقٌ, (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb,) He, or it, came upon, properly as a thing that covered, him, or it; or came to him, or it; syn. غَشِيَهُ: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) and (Ḳ) reached, or overtook, him, or it: (ElFárábee, Mṣb, Ḳ:) or it signifies, (Ḳ,) or signifies also, (Ṣ,) he drew near to, or approached, (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ,) whether he took, or did not take, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) him, or it: (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ:) or he followed him, and was near to reaching, or overtaking, him. (JK.) It is said in the Ḳur [x. 27], وَلَا يَرْهَقُ وَجُوهَهُمْ قَتَرٌ وَلَا ذِلَّةٌ, meaning (assumed tropical:) And there shall not come upon, or overspread, their faces [blackness, or darkness, nor abjectness, or ignominy]. (Ṣ, TA.) And you say, رَهِقَهُ الدَّيْنُ, (Mṣb, TA,) or دَيْنٌ, (Mgh,) Debt, or a debt, came upon him. (Mgh, Mṣb, TA.) And رَهِقَتْنَا الصَّلَاةُ, (inf. n. رُهُوقٌ, Mṣb, or رَهَقٌ, TA,) (tropical:) The time of prayer came upon us. (Mgh, * Mṣb, TA.) And it is said in a trad., إِذَا صَلَّى أَحَدُكُمْ إِلَى الشَّىْءِ فَلْيَرْهَقْهُ, i. e. [When any one of you prays towards the thing,] let him come near to it. (JK, Ṣ. [In the Mgh, إِلَى سُتْرَةٍ فَلْيَرْهَقْهَا, i. e. towards a thing that he has set up for that purpose, &c.]) One says also, طَلَبْتُ فُلَانًا حَتَّى رَهِقْتُهُ, inf. n. رَهَقٌ, I sought such a one until I drew near to him, and, as it sometimes means, took him, or, as it sometimes means, did not take him. (Ṣ.) And طَلَبْتُ الشَّىْءَ حَتَّى رَهِقْتُهُ وَكِدْتُ آخُذُهُ أَوْ أَخَذْتُهُ [I sought the thing until I came near to it, and I almost took it, or I took it]. (Az, Mṣb.) And رَهَقَ شُخُوصُ فُلَانٍ, i. e. (assumed tropical:) [Such a one's going, or going forth or away,] drew near. (Ṣ.) ↓أَرْهَقْتُهُ also signifies I drew near to it; syn. دَانَيْتُهُ. (Mṣb.) And one says, اللَّيْلُ ↓أَرْهَقَكُمُ فَأَسْرِعُوا, i. e. (tropical:) The night has drawn near [to you, therefore hasten ye]; syn. دَنَا. (TA.)―
You say also, رَهِقَهُ بِمَا يَكْرَهُ, inf. n. رَهَقٌ, He did to him that which he disliked, or hated. (JK.)―
And رَهِقْتُ إِثْمًا: see 4.
رَهِقَ as an intrans. v.: see رَهَقٌ, which is its inf. n., below.