i. q. نَاطَقَهُ. (TA in art. نطق.)
He spoke for him; syn. عَبَّرَ. (Ṣ, Mṣb, art. عبر.)
They spoke, talked, or discoursed, each with the other. (Ṣ, * M.)
A word: (Kull, 301:) an expression: (Ḳ:) a proposition: a sentence: [a saying:] an argument. (Kull.) An assertion: an expression of opinion.
is a gen. n., applying to little and to much, or to few or many; (Ṣ, TA;) to what is a sing. and to what is a pl. (TA.) It may therefore be rendered A saying, &c.; and sayings, or words: see an ex. voce أَفْكَلُ, in art. فكل.
كَلَامٌ Speech; something spoken; [diction; language;] parlance; talk; discourse: (Mṣb, &c.:) a saying: a say: something said: in grammar, a sentence. الكَلِمُ الطَّيِّبُ: see طَيِّتٌ.
: also, a quasi-inf. n. for تكليم
, sometimes governing as a verb, [like the inf. n.,]
accord. to some of the grammarians; as in the following ex.:
(Sharh Shudhoor edh-Dhahab.)
* قالوا كلامك هنداً وهى مصغية *
* يشفيك قلت صحيح ذاك لو كانا *
See إِسْمُ مَصْدَرٍ
عِلْمُ الكَلَامِ [The theology of the Muslims;] a science in which one investigates the being and attributes of God, and the conditions of possible things with respect to creation and restitution, according to the rule of El-Islám; which last restriction is for the exclusion of the theology of the philosophers. (KT.)
, like سِكِّيتّ [and حِدِّيثٌ] i. q. مِنْطِيقٌ. (Ibn-ʼAbbád, Z, TA.)
of a bow: see أَبْهَرُ
of a مَزَادَة: see خُرْبَةٌ.
A Muslim theologian. See عِلْمُ الكَلَامِ.