, (Ṣ, A, Ḳ, TA,) aor. سَحَجَ, (Ḳ, TA,) inf. n. سَحْجٌ, (TA,) He abraded, or otherwise removed, its outer integument, or superficial part; (Ṣ, A, Ḳ, TA;) relating to one's skin: (Ṣ, A, TA:) and he scratched him; or wounded him in the outer skin: also he rubbed it, namely, a thing, with another thing, so as to abrade, or remove, its superficial part: and it, namely, a thing, hitting another thing, abraded from it a little of its superficial part; as when a thing hits the solid hoof previously to [that state of attenuation and abrasion which is termed] الوَجَى. (TA.) You say, سَحَجْتُ جِلْدَهُ I abraded, or removed, the outer integument [i. e. the cuticle] of his skin. (Ṣ.) And أَصَابَهُ شَىْءٌ فَسَحَجَ وَجْهَهُ [A thing hit him, and abraded the cuticle of his face]. (Ṣ.) And سَحَجَ العُودَ بِالمِبْرَدِ He abraded the outer part of the wood, or piece of wood, or stick, with the file. (TA.) And يَسْحَجُ الأَرْضَ بِخُفِّهِ, referring to a camel, (Ṣ, Ḳ, TA,) He pares the surface of the ground with his foot, so that he is not slow in becoming attenuated and abraded in the sole. (TA.) And سَحَجَتِ الرِّيَاحُ الأَرْضَ [The winds pared the surface of the earth, removing the dust and pebbles: like سَهَجَت]. (A.)―
Also He bit him so as to make a mark, or marks, upon him; [or so as to lacerate his skin;] used especially in relation to wild asses; and so ↓سحّجهُ, [but in an intensive sense, i. e. he so bit him much, or many times, (see مُسَحَّجٌ,)] inf. n. تَسْحِيجٌ and مُسَحَّجٌ [of which latter see an ex. in the next paragraph]. (TA.)―
also signifies The combing gently upon the skin of the head: (Ḳ, TA:) [combing the hair with a gentle pressure upon the skin of the head:] one says, سَحَجَ شَعَرَهُ بِالمُشْطِ, inf. n. سَحْجٌ, He combed his hair [pressing the comb] gently [upon the skin of his head]. (TA.)―
And The going quickly [as though paring the surface of the earth with the feet, or making marks upon it]. (O, Ḳ.) You say, مَرَّ يَسْحَجُ He passed along going quickly: and [so] يَسْحَجُ السَّيْرَ. (O, TA.)―
And A running of beasts falling short of such as is vehement. (Ḳ.)―
And [hence, app.,] سَحَجَ الأَيْمَانَ, (TA,) aor. as above, (Ḳ, TA,) (assumed tropical:) He made the oaths to follow one another with little, or no, interruption. (Ḳ, * TA.)
See also 7.