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1مَثَّ

, [aor. مَثِ3َ,] It (a bone) distilled, or let flow, the only matter that was in it: (TA:) [like نَثَّ].
مَثَّ, (Ṣ, Ḳ, aor. مَثَ3َ, inf. n. مَثٌّ, TA,) and مَثْمَثَ, (Ḳ,) or, as in some copies of the Ḳ, ثَمَثْمَثَ, (TA,) It (a نِحْى, or butterskin,) exuded [its butter: as also نَثَّ]. (Ṣ, Ḳ.) You do not say of it نَضَحَ. (Ṣ.)
يَمِثُّ مَثَّ الحَمِيتِ He sweats like the butter-skin. (TA, from a trad.)
مَثَّ, aor. مَثِ3َ, He (a man) sweated by reason of fatness. (TA.)
جَاءَ يَمِثُّ He came in a fat state, and looking as though he were anointed. (TA.)
مَثَّ قَيْحًا وَدَمًا, aor. مَثُ3َ; or aor. مَثِ3َ; accord. to different readings of a phrase in the story of Abrahah; [It exuded matter and blood]: in the former case, the verb is trans.; in the latter, intrans.; and قيحا, in the latter case, is regarded as a specificative. (Suh.)
مَثَّ شَارِبَهُ, (aor. مَثُ3َ, inf. n. مَثٌّ, ISd,) He put some grease upon his mustaches: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) or he greased his mustaches so that they glistened: (ISd:) or he wiped his mustaches with his hands, they having been greased, and left some remains, or traces, of grease visible upon them: (AZ:) IDrd thinks مَثَّ and نَثَّ to be syn. (TA.)
مَثَّ الجُرْحَ, [aor. مَثُ3َ,] He removed the purulent matter from the wound: (Aboo-Turáb, Ḳ:) or he anointed the wound; as also نَثَّ. (Aboo-Turáb.)
مَثَّ, aor. مَثُ3َ, (inf. n. مَثٌّ, TA,) He wiped his hand (or fingers, TA,) with a napkin, or with dry grass, (Ṣ,) or the like: (TA:) a dial. form of مَشَّ: (Ṣ:) or he wiped anything: (TA:) [as also نِثَّ.]

R. Q. 1مَثْمَثَ

He saturated a wick with oil. (Ḳ.)
مَثْمَثَ, He immersed [a thing] in water. (Ḳ.)
مَثْمَثَ, (inf. n. مَثْمَثَةٌ, Ṣ, and مِثْمَاثٌ, Ṣ, Ḳ,) He mixed, or confounded. (Ṣ, Ḳ.) You say مثمث أَمْرَهُمْ He confounded their affair. (Ṣ.)
مَثْمَثَهُ He moved it, or shook it, about; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) like مَزْمَزَهُ: (Aṣ, Ṣ:) you say أَخَذَهُ فَمَثْمَثَهُ He took it, and moved it, or shook it, about, and went forwards and backwards with it. (Ṣ.)
A poet says,
* ثُمَّ ٱسْتَحَثَّ ذَرْعَهُ ٱسْتِحْثَاثَا *
* نَكَفْتُ حَيْثُ مَثْمَثَ المِيْمَاثَا *
i. e., I came upon his track: and [the case is, that] the viper makes its course confused: therefore the poet means, that he came upon (أَصَابَ) a confused track. (Ṣ, app. from Aṣ.) [It seems to me, that he is speaking of the track of a viper.] مِثْمَاثٌ, with kesreh, is the inf. n.; and مَثْمَاثٌ, with fet-ḥah, is the subst. (Ṣ, Ḳ.) [By the subst., is here meant the ideal subst., or abstract noun, (like زَلْزَالٌ and قَلْقَال, as dis- tinguished from زِلْزَالٌ and قِلْقَالٌ,) signifying Mixture, or confusion.]
مَثْمَثُوا بِنَا, (Ḳ,) or مثمثوا بنا سَاعَةً, and تَمَثْمَثُوا, (TA,) i. q. لَثْلِثُوا. (Ḳ.)

نَبْتٌ مَثَّاثٌ

A moist plant. (TA.)

مَثْمَاثٌ

: see R. Q. 1.