قمح قمحد قمد


القَمَحْدُوَةُ

What is behind the head; (Ṣ, in art. قحد; and Mṣb;) that is to say, (Mṣb,) the [occiput or] hinder part of the back of the head; (T, Mṣb, Ḳ;) i. e., the surface between the ذُؤَابَة [here app. meaning the hair that surrounds the round part of the head] and what is termed فَأْسُ القَفَا [or the small protuberance above the back of the neck]: (T:) also, the protuberance above the back of the neck, (L, Ḳ,) between the ذُؤَابَة [see above] and the back of the neck, sloping down from the هَامَة [or middle, or crown, or top, of the head]; it is the part of the head which touches the ground when a man lies on his back: (L:) also, the upper part of the back of the head: (L, Ḳ:) or that part of the bone of the head which projects over the back of the neck; the هامة being above it; and the قَذَال, below it, next the part of the back of the neck that is between the ears: (AZ, L:) pl. قَمَاحِدُ (Ṣ, L, Ḳ, &c.) and قَمَاحِيدُ and قَمَحْدُوَاتٌ. (L.) Accord. to J and AḤei, the م is an augmentative letter; but others hold it to be a radical; and F says, that J's mentioning this word in art. قحد requires consideration. (TA.)