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Q. 1قَهْقَرَ

, (Ḳ, TA,) inf. n. قَهْقَرَةٌ, (TA,) He (a man) returned by the way by which he had come: (TA:) or i. q. رَجَعَ القَهْقَرى, (Ḳ,) i. e., [he returned backwards; or] he retired, going backwards, without turning his face towards the direction in which he went; (TA;) as also تَقَهْقَرَ. (Ḳ, TA.) Some hold, [contr. to the general opinion,] that this verb belongs to art. قهر. (TA.)

قَهْقَرَى

A returning backwards; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) a retiring, going backwards, without turning the face towards the direction in which one goes: (TA:) the dual is قَهْقَرَانِ; (IAmb, Ḳ;) like as the dual of خَوْزَلَى is خَوْزَلَانِ; (TA;) without ى, (Ḳ,) because this letter is deemed difficult to pronounce with the ا and the ى of the dual. (TA.) When you say رَجَعْتُ القَهْقَرَى [I returned backwards; &c.], it is as though you said I returned with the returning which is known by this name; for القهقرى is a mode of returning. (Ṣ.)
مَشَى القَهْقَرَى He reverted from the state in which he was, or from the course which he was following; revolted; apostatized. (Az, from a trad.)