1فَحِجَ فِى مِشْيَتِهِ
, aor. فَحَجَ, inf. n. فَحَجٌ, (Ṣ,) this is the form of the verb commonly known, like other verbs signifying faults, and that it is the correct form, and not فَحَجَ as it is written in the Ḳ [and O], is indicated by the forms of the inf. n. فَحَجٌ and the epithet أَفْحَجُ; (MF;) as also
↓تفحّج, (Ṣ,) and
↓فحّج, (Ḳ,) and
↓انفحج; (TA;) He had the fore parts of his feet near together, and his heels wide apart, [i. e. he turned in his toes, and turned out his heels,] in his gait: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) or
↓فَحَجٌ signifies the having the middle of the legs wide apart, [or having the legs bowed outwards,] in a man, and in a beast (دَابَّة): (Mgh, L:) [or the having the shanks wide apart: (see فَلَجٌ:)] or the having the thighs wide apart: [see also 1 in art. فج:] and the verb is فَحِجَ, inf. n. فَحَجٌ and فحْجة [thus written, app. فَحْجَةٌ, which is the inf. n. un.]; the latter inf. n. mentioned by Lḥ. (L.)
And فَحَجَ, (accord. to the Ḳ,) or فَحِجَ, (accord. to MF,) He magnified himself, or behaved proudly. (Ḳ.)
He parted the hind legs of his milch camel; i. e., made an opening, or intervening space, between them; (Ṣ, O, Ḳ;) in order that he might milk her. (Ṣ, O.)
افحج also signifies He refrained, or desisted, or drew back; syn. أَحْجَمَ. (O, Ḳ.) And one says, افحج عَنْهُ, meaning He turned, or turned away or back, from it, or him; syn. اِنْثَنَى. (O, * Ḳ.)
signifies The parting of one's legs, or making an opening between them, (AA, Ṣ, O, Ḳ,) when sitting; as also
↓تَفْحِيجٌ: like تَفَشُّجٌ and تَفْشِيجٌ. (AA, Ṣ, O.) And one says, تَتَفَحَّجُ سَاقَاهُ [His shanks are parted]. (Ṣ, O.) See also 1.
The mode of walking of him who is termed أَفْحَجُ. (Ṣ, O.)
an inf. n.: (Ṣ, L, TA:) see 1.
Having the fore parts of the feet near together, and the heels wide apart: (Ṣ, O, Ḳ:) or having the middle of the legs wide apart: (Mgh, L:) fem. فَحْجَآءُ: the former applied to a man [&c.]; and the latter, to a beast (دَابَّة) [&c.]: (Ṣ, Mgh, O, L:) or having the thighs wide apart: or having the legs wide apart: or having curved, or bowed, legs. (L.) [See also أَفَجُّ, in art. فج.]