كنتب كنث كنثب


كُنْثَةٌ

A نَوَرْدجَة (in the TA, نَوَرْدَحَة, with ح unpointed,) made of myrtle, and of the branches of the [kind of willow called] خِلَاف (spread out, TA), upon which sweet-smelling plants are arranged, or disposed, in regular series, and which is then folded: (Lth, Ḳ:) the Nabathean word is كنثا. (L.) It is a circular thing (دَائِرَة) of myrtle, and of branches of willow, upon which sweet-smelling plants are disposed, or arranged, and which is then folded like a volume, or roll, and made in the form of a basket: the damsels prepare this for ornament in the days of the springseason, and amuse themselves with it. نوردجة is an arabicized word, from the Persian نَوَرْدهْ, pass. part. n. of نَوَرْدِيدَنْ, and meaning “ folded, ” or “ twisted ” (TḲ, [as explained to me by a very learned Turk, who, however, thinks the words not very clear.])