كلج كلح كلحب
كَلَحَ, aor. ـَ, inf. n. كُلُوحٌ and كُلَاحٌ; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) andتلكّح↓, andاكلح↓, (Ḳ,) andاكلوّح↓; (A;) He (a man, Ṣ) grinned, or displayed his teeth, (M, rendered in the Ṣ and Ḳ by تَكَشَّرَ), frowning, or contracting his face, or looking sternly, austerely, or morosely. (Ṣ, M, Ḳ.)
كَلَحَ فِى وَجْهِهِ He frightened him; namely a child, and a madman. (A.)
كلّح وَجْهَهُ He contracted his face much. (A.)
مُكَالَحَةٌ [inf. n. of كالحهُ He contended with him for superiority in strength;] i. q. مُشَادَّةٌ. (Ṣ.) [And so مُجَالَحَةٌ.]
أَكْلَحَهُ He (or it, L) made him to grin, or display his teeth, frowning, or contracting his face, or looking sternly, austerely, or morosely. (L, Ḳ.)
تكلّح ‡ He smiled: see 1. (Ḳ.)
Hence, (TA,) تكلّح البَرْقُ ‡ The lightning flashed in continued succession: (Ṣ, L, Ḳ:) also, it continued, and became concealed, in a white cloud. (L.)
كَلَحَةٌ ‡ The mouth and parts around it. So in the phrase مَا أَقْبَحَ كَلَحَتَهُ How ugly is his mouth with the parts around it! (Ṣ, Ḳ.)
كَلَاحِ: see كُلَاحٌ.
كُلَاحٌ (Ṣ, Ḳ) andكَلَاحِ↓, the latter [indecl.] like قَطَامِ, (Ḳ,) ‡ A year of dearth, scarcity, drought, sterility, or barrenness. (Ṣ, Ḳ.) You say أَصَابَتْهُمْ سَنَةٌ كُلَاحٌ A year of dearth, &c., befell them. (TA.) See كَالِحٌ.
كَالِحٌ, act. part. n. of 1.
Also, Having the lip withdrawn from the teeth. (Zj, L.) So in the Ḳur xxiii. 106, accord. to Zj. (L.)
دَهْرٌ كَالِحٌ ‡ Severe, distressing, or afflictive, fortune, or time; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) as alsoكُلَاحٌ↓. (TA.)
كَوْلَحٌ Foul, unseemly, or ugly; syn. قَبِيحٌ: (Ḳ;) an epithet applied to a man. (TA.)
بَلَآءٌ مُكْلِحٌ A trial, or an affliction, which, by its severity, makes men grin and frown. (L, from a trad.)