He (a man) made his face to be displeasing, or odious; (M, L, TA;) he contracted it; or made it austere, or morose: and so طَرْمَسَ, and طَلْمَسَ, (L, TA,) and طَرْسَمَ. (TA in art. طلمس.)―
And He (a man) bent down his head; or lowered his eyes, looking towards the ground; or was, or became, silent; syn. أَطْرَقَ: and so طَرْسَمَ. (Ṣ in art. طرسم; and TA.)―
[And, accord. to Golius, He receded, or drew back, from fight; followed by عَنْ: (one of the significations assigned in the Ḳ to طَرْسَمَ:) he mentions this as on the authority of J: perhaps he found it in a copy of the Ṣ in art. طرمس (in which الطَّرْمَسَةُ is expl. as meaning الاِنْقِبَاضُ and النُّكُوصُ), or in some other art. of that work in which I do not remember to have seen it.
Also He sculptured, engraved, or inscribed, a thing with talismanic devices or characters. And He charmed, or guarded, or preserved, by means of a talisman. See what follows.]