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مَعِرَ, [aor. ـَ, inf. n. مَعَرٌ,] said of a man, (Ṣ,) and of the head, and of the tail, (TA,) His or its hair fell off; (Ṣ, TA;) as alsoتمعّر↓, said of the head: (TA:) and the former said of the head, its hair became little, or scanty. (TA:) and مَعِرَتْ, said of the forelock, (النَّاصِيَة, Ḳ,) or of that of a horse, (TA,) it lost all its hair: (Ḳ:) and مَعِرَ, said of a solid hoof, it lost the hair that hung down upon it from the fore part of the pastern. (TA.)
مَعِرَ, (A, Ḳ,) aor. ـَ, (Ḳ,) inf. n. مَعَرٌ, (Ṣ, TA,) said of hair, (Ṣ, A, Ḳ,) and of plumage, and the like, (Ḳ,) It fell off; (Ṣ, A;) as alsoتمعّر↓, said of hair: (Ṣ, A:) or it became little, or scanty; as alsoأَمْعَرَ↓: (Ḳ:) and, said of a finger-nail, or toe-nail, ‡ it came out, or fell out, (A, Ḳ,) in consequence of something befalling it, or hurting it. (Ḳ.) See مَعَرَّةٌ in art. عر.
[Hence,] مَعِرَ, (TA,) or مَعِرَ مِنْ مَالِهِ, (A,) ‡ He became poor; (A, TA;) as alsoأَمْعَرَ↓, (Ṣ, A,) inf. n. إِمْعَارٌ; (TA;) or the latter, he became poor, and his travelling-provisions failed or became exhausted; as alsoمعّر↓, inf. n. تَمْعِيرٌ. (Ḳ.)
[Hence also,]أَمْعَرَتِ↓ الأَرْضُ ‡ The land became destitute of herbage: or its herbage became little, or scanty: (Ḳ:) contr. of أَمْرَعَت. (IḲṭṭ.)
see 1, in the three places.
أَمْعَرْنَا ‡ We came upon a land destitute of herbage: (A, TA:) or we found dearth, scarcity, drought, or sterility: (TA:) and امعر القَوْمُ the people became afflicted with dearth, scarcity, drought, or sterility. (TA.)
امعرت المَوَاشِى الأَرْضَ ‡ The beasts pastured upon the land, (i. e., its trees or herbs, TA,) and left no pasturage in it. (TṢ, L, Ḳ.)
امعرهُ † He despoiled him of his property, (Ḳ, TA,) and reduced him to poverty. (TA.)
see 1, in two places.
مَعِرٌ A man, (Ṣ,) and a head, (A,) whose hair is falling off, or has fallen off; (Ṣ, A;) as alsoأَمْعَرُ↓ andمُتَمَعِّرٌ↓: (A:) or having little hair; (TA;) as alsoأَمْعَرُ↓: (Ṣ:) and the first and second, a camel's foot (خُفّ) of which the hair (both شَعَر and وَبَر) has gone: andمَعْرَآءُ↓, a forelock (نَاصِيَة, Ḳ, or that of a horse, TA,) of which all the hair has gone. (Ḳ.)
Hair, and plumage, and the like, little in quantity, or scanty; as alsoأَمْعَرُ↓: and the latter, hair falling off. (Ḳ.)
[Hence,] ‡ A man who is niggardly, or avaricious, having little beneficence; (Ḳ;) unpropitious, mean, and hard, or difficult. (TA.)
† A man having little flesh. (TA.)
قَاعٌ مَعِرٌ, and أَرْضٌ مَعِرَةٌ, ‡ A plain, and land, destitute of herbage: (A:) or the latter, accord. to Yaạḳoob, land having little herbage: andمَكَانٌ أَمْعَرُ↓ a place having little herbage. (Ṣ.)
أَمْعَرُ: fem. مَعْرَآءُ: see مَعِرٌ, throughout.
Also, of a solid hoof, † The hair that hangs down upon it (Ḳ, TA) from the fore part of the pastern: because it has a disposition to fall off. (TA.)
مُتَمَعِّرٌ: see مَعِرٌ.