زنجبيل زنجر زنجفر


Q. 1زَنْجَرَ

, (Lth, Ḳ,) inf. n. زَنْجَرَةٌ, (Ṣ in art. زجر,) He [fillipped, or] struck the thumb upon, or against, the middle finger with the fore finger: (Ṣ in art. زجر:) or he fillipped with the nail of his thumb and that of his fore finger: (Lth, A, Ḳ: *) you say زَنْجَرَ لَهُ, meaning he put the nail of his thumb upon that of his fore finger, and then fillipped with them to him, (Lth, A, *) saying وَلَا مِثْلَ هٰذَا [Nor, or not even, the like of this will I give thee]; (Lth;) meaning thus, وَلَا أُعْطِيكَ مِثْلَ هٰذَا. (A.) The subst., (Ṣ,) or the name of this [action], (Lth,) is زِنْجِيرٌ. (Lth, Ṣ.)

زِنْجِيرٌ

[A fillip, such as is described above]: see what immediately precedes.
A nail-paring: as also زِنْقِيرٌ: both foreign words introduced into the Arabic language: mentioned in the T among quadriliteral-radical words. (TA.)
A whiteness [or white speck] seen on the nails of young persons; (AZ, Ḳ;) likewise called فُوفٌ and وَبْشٌ; (AZ, TA;) as also زِنْجِيرَةٌ. (AZ, Ḳ.)
Accord. to IAạr, ↓ this last signifies What the end of the thumb [or of the thumb-nail] takes from the extremity of the tooth when a man [presses the former against the edge of an upper front tooth and suddenly lets it go forward, and] says, مَا لَكَ عِنْدِى شَىْءٌ وَلَا ذِهْ I have not anything for thee: not even this: (TA:) [i. e. it means anything; always used in a negative phrase.]

زِنْجِيرَةٌ

: see the next preceding paragraph, in two places.