صفر صفرد صفط


صِفْرِدٌ

صِفْرِدٌ A certain bird, (Ṣ, M, Ḳ,) of a cowardly nature, (Ḳ,) larger than the sparrow, (M,) that frequents houses, and is the most cowardly of birds; (Lth;) it is afraid of the [little bird called] صَعْوَة; (IAạr;) and is by the vulgar (Ṣ) called أَبُو المَلِيحِ. (Ṣ, Ḳ. [Accord. to Golius, the nightingale: but this I think a mistake.]) أَجْبَنُ مِنْ صِفْرِدٍ [More cowardly than a sifrid] is a prov., (Ṣ, Meyd,) asserted by AO to be postclassical. (Meyd. [See Freytag's Arab. Prov. i. 372.])