↓تَكَنْبَثَ He became hard and strong: (L:) he became contracted; syn. تَقَبَّضَ: (Ḳ:) [app. in disposition; see كُنْبُثٌ: or in make; the second verb being also expl. in the L, with reference to a man, by the words تَدَاخَلَ بَعْضُهُ فِى بَعْضٍ].
↓كُنَابثٌِ Hard (L, Ḳ) and strong. (L.) [Epithets applied to a man.]
Also, all the three words, Contracted [in disposition], and niggardly, or stingy. (Ḳ.)
Mentioned before in art. كبث; and like كُلْبُثٌ. (TA.)
[Accord. to the L, these epithets seem also to apply to a man Contracted in make: the first and third being expl. by the words تَدَاخَلَ بَعْضُهُ فِى بَعْضٍ.]
: see كُنْبُثٌ and art. كنثب.