A place of retreat or concealment; such as a cave, and an excavated house or chamber: (Beyd, xvi. 83:) see بَرٌّ.―
كِنٌّ The shelter of a wall: see دِفْءٌ.―
A thing that serves for veiling, covering, or protecting. (Ṣ, * Mṣb, * Ḳ.) See ظِلٌّ, where I have thus rendered it.