, aor. فَمِشَ, (M, TA,) inf. n. قَمْشٌ, (Ṣ, M, Ḳ,) He collected (Ṣ, M, Ḳ) a thing, (Ṣ,) or قُمَاش, (M, Ḳ,) meaning small rubbish, or broken particles of things, on the surface of the ground, (Ḳ,) hence and thence; (Ṣ, TA:) as also
↓قمّش, inf. n. تَقْمِيشٌ. (Ṣ, TA.) Hence, قَمْشُ الرِّيحِ التُّرَابَ [The wind's collecting the dust]. (TA.)
, (Ḳ,) or تقمّش القُمَاشَ, and
↓اقتمشهُ, (M, TA,) He ate what he found, (Ḳ, TA,) hence and thence, (TA,) even though it might be vile: (Ḳ, TA:) or he ate what is termed قماش, hence and thence. (M.)
The bad [or refuse] of anything: pl. قُمَاشٌ; like as عُرَاقٌ is pl. of عَرْقٌ; (Yaạḳoob, ISk, M;) and
↓قُمَاشَةٌ is like it: (TA:) and
↓قَمْاشٌ is also a sing., like قَمْشٌ. (M, TA.) قُمَاشٌ also signifies What is collected hence and thence: (Ṣ:) or small particles, or fragments, of anything; as also
↓قُمَاشَةٌ; (M, IḲṭṭ;) and so قُشَامَةٌ: (IḲṭṭ, TA:) or small rubbish, or broken particles of things, on the surface of the ground. (Ḳ.) You say, مَا أَعْطَانِى إِلَّا قُمَاشًا He gave me not aught save the worst of what he found. (Ḳ.) [Hence,] قُمَاشٌ البَيْتِ Household goods, or utensils and furniture. (Ṣ.) [Hence also,] قُمَاشُ النَّاسِ The refuse, or meanest sort, of the people, or of mankind. (Ḳ, * TA.) [The application of قُمَاشٌ to Any kind of woven stuff, whether linen, cotton, or silk, &c., is post-classical. Its pl. is أَقْمِشَةٌ.]
: see قَمْشٌ, throughout.
: see قَمْشٌ, in two places.
One who sells household goods, or furniture and utensils. (TA.)