عف عفج عفر
1. ⇒ عفج
عَفِجَ, [aor. ـَ
عَفْجٌ / عِفْجٌ
عَفْجٌ and عِفْجٌ: see the next paragraph.
عَفَجٌ andعِفْجٌ↓ andعَفِجٌ↓ (Ṣ, O, Ḳ) andعَفْجٌ↓ (L, and some copies of the Ḳ) sings. of which the pl. is أَعْفَاجٌ (Ṣ, O, Ḳ) and عِفَجَةٌ: (TA:) the أَعْفَاج are The أَمْعَآء [or intestines into which the food passes from the stomach]: (TA, and Ḥam p. 641:) or the lower أَمْعَآء: (TA, and Zj in his “Khalk el-Insán:”) or in human beings, and in solid-hoofed animals, and in beasts of prey, (Ṣ, O,) that [portion of the intestines] to which the food passes from the stomach; (Ṣ, O, Ḳ;) which is like the [intestines called] مَصَارِين in camels and in cloven-hoofed animals, to which the stomach transmits what it has concocted, lit. what it has tanned (مَا دَبَغَتْهُ:) (Ṣ, O: in some copies of the former, ما دَفَعَتْهُ:) or the عفج is what is in the place of the كَرِش to that which has no كَرِش: or, accord. to Lth, it is, to any animal that does not ruminate, such of the أَمْعَآء [or lower intestines] of the belly as is like the مِمْرَغَة to the sheep or goat. (TA.)
عَفَجٌ is also the inf. n. of عَفِجَ [q. v.]. (L.)
عَفِجٌ: see the next preceding paragraph.
Also A man [and app. a solid-hoofed animal and a beast of prey] fat in his أَعْفَاج [pl. of عَفَجٌ, q. v.].
أَعْفَجُ Large in the أَعْفَاج. (Ḳ, TA.)