It (a thing) was small, or little; (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ, KL;) and slender, thin, or fine: (Ḳ, KL:) and elegant, or graceful. (KL.)
It (a medicine) acted as an attenuant, and as an emollient.
لَطَّفَهُ, inf. n. تَلْطِيفٌ, [He made it slender]. (A, and Ḳ, art. حشر; &c.)
He caressed; treated with blandishment; soothed; coaxed; wheedled; cajoled: i. q. بَارَّهُ. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)
لَاطَفَهُ also signifies He spoke softly, gently, or blandly, to him. (TA.) He acted in a good manner with him: (KL:) manifested goodness towards him: (PṢ:) he acted towards him with goodness: and he did so, experiencing from him the same: (TḲ:) or rather, as syn. with بَارَّهُ, he behaved towards him with goodness and affection and gentleness, and regard for his circumstances; or did so, experiencing from him the same behaviour.
He gave him a gift or present. (TA.)
He showed him kindness, or goodness, and affection and gentleness, and regard for his circumstances, بِكَذَا [by such a thing, or such an action, &c.]. (Ṣ, Ḳ, TA.) Often occurring in the latter sense: but أَلْطَفَهَ بِكَذَا, expl. in the Ṣ and Ḳ by بَرَّهُ بِهِ, may mean He presented him with such a thing; like وَصَلَهُ بِهِ.
i. q. تَرَفَّقَ: (Ṣ:) see طَبَّ.
I. q. تَكَلَّفَ اللُّطْفَ. (Bḍ xviii. 18.)
تَلَطَّفَ بِهِ i. q. تَرَفَّقَ. (Mgh in art. رفق.)
Gentleness: graciousness; courtesy; civility: (Ṣ, &c.:) see رِفْقٌ: and delicacy of flavour, &c.
A gift, or present: pl. أَلْطَافٌ. (MA.)
A present; i. e. a thing sent to another in token of courtesy or honour; syn. هَدِيَّةٌ; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) as also
↓لَطَفٌ, as stated by Z and others: pl. of the latter أَلْطَافٌ. (TA.)
Gentle, gracious, courteous, or benignant: and also subtle; knowing with respect to the subtilties, niceties, abstrusities, or obscurities, of things, affairs, or cases: in both of these senses often applied to a man. And Refined in manners, &c.
Obscure, recondite, or abstruse, language. (Kull.)
See Ḥam, p. 455.
Applied to a medicine, &c., Delicate: see سَوْسَنٌ.
A nice, subtile, subtilely excogitated, quaint, facetious, or witty, saying, expression, or allusion; a witticism; a quaint conceit.
[A nicety of language;] any indication of subtile meaning, apparent to the understanding, but not to be expressed; as [matters of] the sciences of taste (عُلُوم الأَدْوَاق). (KT.)
Self-pollution, by a woman: see جَلَدَ عُمَيْرَةَ in art. جلد.