, aor. عَمِجَ, He hastened, or was quick, or swift, in his pace, or course: (Ṣ, O, Ḳ:) formed by transposition from مَعَجَ. (Ṣ, O.)
And, (Ḳ,) or عَمَجَ فِى المَآءِ, (O,) He swam in the water. (O, Ḳ.)
See also the next paragraph, in two places.
; (Ṣ, O, Ḳ;) and
↓عَمَجَ, (Ḳ,) inf. n. عَمْجٌ; (O;) He wound, or bent, (Ṣ, O, Ḳ,) in going along, (Ṣ, O,) or in the road, to the right and left: (Ḳ:) or فِى سَيْرِهِ
↓عَمَجَ signifies he proceeded in every direction, by reason of briskness, liveliness, or sprightliness. (TA.) And تعمّجت الحَيَّةُ The serpent wound about in its course. (Ṣ, O.) And تعمّج السَّيْلُ فِى الوَادِى The torrent wound in the valley to the right and left. (O.)
(Ḳṭr, Ṣ, O, Ḳ) and
↓عُمَّجٌ (Ṣ, O, Ḳ) and
↓عَوْمَجٌ (Kr, Ṣ, O, Ḳ) A serpent: (Ṣ, O, Ḳ, &c:) so called because of its winding. (TA.)
and عَمِجَةٌ: see عَمُوجٌ.
An arrow that winds about in its course. (Ṣ, O, Ḳ.) And A horse that does not proceed in a straight, or direct, course: and
↓عَمِجَةٌ a she-camel that winds about. (TA.)
It is also used by Aboo-Dhu-eyb El-Hudhalee as meaning Swimming. (O.)