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سُلَحْفَى

سُلَحْفَى (AZ, Mṣb, Ḳ) and سُلْحَفَى, (Fr, Ḳ,) pronounced by the vulgar سِلْحَفَى, (TA,) and سُلَحْفَاةٌ [which is the most common of the dial. vars.] (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ) and سَِحْفَاةٌ (Fr, Ḳ) and سُلْحَفَاةٌ, (Mṣb,) and سُلَحْفَآءُ, (AZ, Mṣb, Ḳ,) and سُلَحْفِيَةٌ, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) [The tortoise, commonly so called; and also the turtle, or sea-tortoise; applied to both in the present day;] a certain wellknown beast; (Ḳ;) [and] a certain aquatic animal; (Mṣb;) called in Pers. بَاخَهْ and كَشَفْ (MA, PṢ) and سَنْغْ ۩ُشْتْ; (MA;) applied to the male and the female: (Mṣb:) pl. سَلَاحِفُ: (Ṣ, Mṣb:) or, accord. to Fr, the male of the سَلَاحِف is called غَيْلَمٌ; and the female is called سلحفاة in the dial. of Benoo-Asad: (Mṣb:) [it is said to be derived from the Pers. سولاخ ۩اى; because there is a hole in the body, into which the foot enters: (Freytag's Lex.:)] its blood and its gall-bladder are [asserted to be] beneficial to him who is affected with epilepsy; and the smearing with its blood, to the joints; (Ḳ, TA;) which thereby become strong: (TA:) and it is said that when the cold has become intense in a place, (Ḳ, TA,) and one fears for the seedproduce from it, (TA,) and this beast is placed upside-down, so that its fore and hind legs are towards the air, the cold will not alight upon that place. (Ḳ, TA.)

word: سُلَحْفَى(signification - A2)

[السُّلَحْفَاةُ or السُّلْحَفَاةُ is also a name of ‡ The constellation Lyra; commonly called الشَّلْيَاقُ.]