, (Ks, Ṣ, O, Ḳ,) with the lengthened alif and without tenween, (Ks, Ṣ, O,) and
↓قَرَاثَآءُ; (O, Ḳ;) and تَمْرٌ قَرِيثَآءُ and
↓قَرَاثَآءُ: (Lḥ, Ḳ:) and نَخْلٌ قَرِيثَآءُ (Ks, Ṣ, O, Ḳ) and
↓قَرَاثَآءُ: (Ḳ:) قَرِيثَآء is [thus] used as an epithet, and it is also used as the complement of a prefixed noun; [so that one says also بُسْرُ قَرِيثَآءَ, and app.
↓قَرَاثَآءَ likewise, and each in like manner with تَمْرُ and with نَخْلُ prefixed;] and it is dualized and is pluralized; and there is no word like it in form, except كَرِيثَآء, in which the ك is app. a substitute [for ق]; (ISd, L;) and which is said by AZ to be syn. with قَرِيثَآء as applied to بُسْر: (L:) [but كَثِيرَآءُ should be added as a word of the same form; and perhaps there are other instances:] and accord. to Abu-l-Jarráh, one says
↓تَمْرٌ قَرِيثَى, (Ṣ, O,) not with the lengthened alif, (Ṣ,) i. e. with the shortened alif: (O:) the meaning is, A species of dates, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) of (Ḳ) the sweetest, or best, thereof, in the state in which they are termed بُسْر; (Ṣ, O, * Ḳ;) a species of dates, which are black, and of which the skin quickly falls off from the لِحَآء [or flesh] thereof when they become ripe; as AḤn says, they are the best of dates in the state in which they are termed بُسْر; and he adds, the dried thereof are black: (L, TA:) [and palm trees that produce such dates:] some say that the word [قريثآء] is أَعْجَمِىّ [i. e. foreign or Pers.]. (TA.)