, (Ṣ, O, Mgh, Mṣb, TA,) aor. يَغِيبُ, (Mṣb,) inf. n. غَيْبَةٌ [the most common form] (Ṣ, O, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ) and غَيْبٌ (Ṣ, O, Mṣb, Ḳ) and غَيَابٌ, (Ṣ, O,) or غِيَابٌ, (Mṣb, Ḳ,) and غُيُوبٌ (Ṣ, O, Mṣb, Ḳ) and غُيُوبَةٌ (O, Ḳ) and غَيْبُوبَةٌ, (O, Ḳ,) accord. to some of the measure فَعْلُولَةٌ, but accord. to others of the measure فَيْعَلُولَةٌ i. e. originally غَيَّبُوبَةٌ, (MF,) and مَغِيبٌ (Ṣ, O, Mṣb, Ḳ) and مَغَابٌ; (Ḳ;) and ↓تغيّب; (Mṣb, Ḳ;) He, or it, was, or became, absent; غَابَ being the contr. of حَضَرَ; (Ṣ and Ḳ in art. حضر;) or distant, or remote; (Mgh;) or hidden, concealed, or unapparent; (TA;) [or absent from the range, or beyond the reach, of perception by sense, or of mental perception: see غَيْبٌ.] You say, غاب عَنْهُ, inf. n. غَيْبَةٌ (Ṣ, Mgh, TA) &c., as above, (Ṣ, TA,) He, or it, was, or became, [absent from him; or] distant, or remote, from him; (Mgh;) or hidden, or concealed, from him; [&c.;] as also ↓تغيّب. (TA.) And أَوْحَشَتْنِى غَيْبَةُ فُلَانٍ [The absence of such a one has made me to feel lonely]: and أَطَلْتَ غَيْبَتَكَ [Thou hast made thine absence to be long]. (A.) And ↓أَنَا مَعَكُمْ لَا أُغَايِبُكُمْ [I am with you: I will not be absent from you]. (A.) And بَنُو أَحْيَانًا ↓فُلَانٍ يَشْهَدُونَ أَحْيَانًا وَيَتَغَايَبُونَ (ISk, Ṣ, TA) i. e. [The sons of such a one are present sometimes] and are absent (يَغِيبُونَ) sometimes: but one does not say ↓يَتَغَيَّبُونَ [unless with عَنْ following it]: (TA:) [it seems, however, that يتغيّبون, here, is a mistranscription for يَتَغَيَّبُونَنَا or the like; for] one says, عَنِّى فُلَانٌ ↓تغيّب [Such a one was, or became, absent from me; or absented himself from me]; (Ṣ, Ḳ, * TA;) and ↓تَغَيَّبَنِى also in a case of necessity in verse, (Ṣ, Ḳ, TA,) but not in any other case, (Ḳ, TA,) accord. to the generality of authorities except the Koofees: (TA:) Imra-el-Ḳeys says,―
[thus in my copies of the Ṣ and in the TA; but we should read مُتَغَيِّبِ, whether it mean مُتَغَيِّبِى or not, as is shown by what follows: the verse may be rendered, So a delightful day, with ease and comfort, betided us: and say thou, of a place of midday-sleep whereof the ill luck was absent from me,. . .]: but Fr says that the word متغيّب is marfooa, [i. e. that the right reading is مُتَغَيِّبُ, meaning simply absent,] that the verse is مُكْفَأ [or made faulty in the termination], and that it is not allowable to make that word refer to مَقِيلٍ, like as it is not allowable to say مَرَرْتُ بِرَجُلٍ أَبُوهُ قَائِمٍ. (Ṣ, TA. [One might be tempted to suppose that we should read فَقِلْ; but this would not suit the context, which see in Ahlwardt's “ Divans of the six ancient Arabic poets, ” p. 119.])* فَظَلَّ لَنَا يَوْمٌ لَذِيذٌ بِنَعْمَةٍ ** فَقُلْ فِى مَقِيلٍ نَحْسُهُ مُتَغَيِّبِى *
[غاب, inf. n. غَيْبَةٌ, is also said of the mind (القَلْب), meaning (assumed tropical:) It was, or became, absent. The inf. n. (غَيْبَةٌ) is often used as meaning (assumed tropical:) Absence of mind; and particularly, from self and others by its being exclusively occupied by the contemplation of divine things: see an ex. voce شَوًى; and another voce سَكِينَةٌ.]―
مَا غَابَ عَنْهُ ٱبْنُ أَبِى قُحَافَةَ (assumed tropical:) [Ibn-Abee-Koháfeh was not a stranger to it, i. e. was not unacquainted with it,] occurs in a trad. respecting a satirical saying of Hassán against [the tribe of] Kureysh; meaning that Aboo-Bekr [the son of Aboo-Koháfeh] was skilled in genealogies and traditions, and that it was he who instructed Hassán. (TA.)―
And one says also, غاب الرَّجُلُ, inf. n. غَيْبٌ and مَغِيبٌ; and ↓تغيّب; The man journeyed; and went away, or far away. (TA.)―
And غابت الشَّمْسُ, (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, TA,) inf. n. غِيَابٌ and غَيْبُوبَةٌ (Mgh, Mṣb, TA) and غَيْبَةٌ (Mgh) and غُيُوبٌ and غُيُوبَةٌ and مَغِيبٌ; (TA;) and ↓تغيّبت; (Mṣb;) The sun set: (Ṣ, Mṣb, TA:) and the like is also said of the moon, (Mṣb,) and of other celestial bodies. (TA.)―
And غاب الشَّىْءُ فِى الشَّىْءِ, inf. n. غِيَابَةٌ and غُيُوبَةٌ and غِيَابٌ and غَيَابٌ and غِيبَةٌ, [The thing became hidden, or concealed, in the thing.] (Ḳ.)
See also 8, in two places.