↓تَقَوَّى (Ṣ, Ḳ) and
↓اِقْتَوَى (Ḳ) He became strong: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) vigorous, robust, or sturdy; like اِشْتَدَّ, or the last signifies he became excellent in strength. (TA.)
قَوِىَ عَلَيْهِ He had strength, or power, sufficient for it; or he had strength, or power, to endure it; he prevailed against it; namely, travel, adversity, &c. And He or it, prevailed over him, or it.
قَوِىَ is [said to be] originally قَوِوَ, because it is from القُوَّةُ: (I'Ak, p. 368:) but Lth holds قُوَّةٌ to be [anomalous,] originally قُويَةٌ. (TA.) I prefer the former opinion, and think it should be mentioned in art. قو, or I would rather head this art. قو or قوى, like غو or غوى. ISd holds قُوَّةٌ to be from قوو, like ثُوَّةٌ, q. v. from ثوو.
: see شَدَّهُ.
قَوَّانِى عَلَيْهِ: see 2 in art. طوق.
He vied with him, strove to surpass him, or contended with him for superiority, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) in strength: (TA:) i. q. شَادَّهُ. (A, L in art. شد.)
The house became empty, vacant, or unoccupied; (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ;) as also
↓قَوِيَت. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)
He strengthened himself; made himself, or constrained himself to be, strong; affected, or endeavoured to acquire, strength. See 1.
تَقَوَّى مِنَ الشَّىْءِ بِقَوْمِهِ: see تَمَنَّعَ.
Strength, power, potency, might, or force; contr. of ضَعْفٌ; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) in body, and in intellect: (TA:) vigour, robustness, or sturdiness; like شِدَّة.
قُوَّةٌ A strand; i. e., a single twist of a rope; a yarn; a distinct, and separately twisted, portion, of two or more which, being twisted together, compose the whole, of a rope, and of a string, or thread. See also ثِنْىٌ.
A faculty. Ex. السَّمْعُ قُوَّةٌ فِى الاُذُنِ بِهَا تُدْرِكُ الأَصْوَاتَ [السمع is a faculty in the ear by which it perceives sounds]. (TA in art. سمع.)
بِالقُوَّةِ Potentially, or virtually; as opposed to بِالفِعْلِ, i. e. actually.
قُوَّةُ لَفْظٍ: see لَيْتَ.
, and قَاوِيًا, and مُقْوِيًا: see غَوًى and غَوِىٌّ in art. غو.