He sewed the edge, or border, of the garment, or piece of cloth, the second time, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) after the [slight] sewing termed المَلُّ, (Ṣ,) or الشَّلُّ. (Ḳ.)
[He felled (a seam or garment).]
كَفَّ عَنْهُ, aor. كَفُ3َ, He refrained, or forbore, from it, as forbidden; abstained, or desisted, from it; left, relinquished, or forsook it: (Mṣb:) [as also ↓
كَفَّ عَنْهُ He refrained, desisted, forbore, abstained, or held, from it. (Ḳ, &c.)
كَفَّهُ عَنْهُ He made him to refrain, forbear, or abstain, from it; averted him, turned him away or back, from it; (Ḳ;) prevented, hindered, held, withheld, or restrained, him from it. (Mgh, Mṣb, TA.)
[كَفَّ بَيْنَهُمَا He interposed as a restrainer between them two: a phrase of frequent occurrence].
كَفَّ مِنَ الشَّعَرِ (M, Ḳ, art. قصر) He shortened the hair. (M, ibid.)
i. q. حَاجَزُوهُمْ, which see.
مُكَافَّةٌ signifies i. q. مُحَاجَزَةٌ, because it is a preventing, or an abstaining, from fighting. (Mgh.)
[generally The hand: sometimes, app., the palm only:] accord. to Az, the palm with the fingers. (Mṣb.)
[Hence, A cake of the length and thickness of the hand: thus in the present day. See عُجَّالٌ.]
كَفٌّ A handful; what one takes with the hand, or grasps; syn. قُبْضَةٌ. (Ṣ, art. قبض.)
[ضَرَبَهُ كَفًّا He struck him a slap with the hand.]
[كَفٌّ often signifies The paw of a beast.]
α of Cetus.
β of Cassiopeia.
The selvage, i. e. border, or side, of a garment or piece of cloth, (Ṣ, Mṣb,) that has no هُدْب [or end of unwoven threads]: (Ṣ, voce طُرَّةٌ:) or what surrounds the skirt of a shirt: or whatever is oblong; as the حَاشِيَة of a garment or piece of cloth, and of sand: and the edge of a thing. (Ḳ.)
The bezel, or collet, i. e. the part in which the stone is set, of a signet-ring. (TA in art. ركب.) See كُرْسِىٌّ.
See also طَرْقٌ.
كِفَّةٌ A scale of a balance: (MA:) vulg. ↓
The like of a thing. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)
Food, or sustenance, that renders one independent of others: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) or sufficient for one's want, not exceeding nor falling short. (Mṣb.)
The circuit, rim, or surrounding edge, of a thing. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)
[app. a subst., not an inf. n.,] The act, or art, of sewing in the manner termed كَفٌّ; (TA;) contr. of شِلَاشَةٌ. (TA in art. شل.)
An old and weak she-camel. (AO, TA in art. سدم.)
[مَا كَافَّةٌ The restrictive مَا, which is annexed to أَنَّ إِنَّ, &c.: so called because it restrains the particle to which it is adjoined from exercising any government.]
كَافَّةً Wholly. (Bḍ and Jel in ii. 204.)
A particle denoting compensation, or the complement of a condition; like حَرْفُ جَزَآءٍ.