A narrow, depressed place (See طَأْطَاءٌ.)
بَنَاتٌ مِعًى The بَعْر. (T in art. بنى.)
المِعَى المُسْتَقِيمُ The rectum.
i. q. الأَقْصَابُ; (AO: see voce قِتْبٌ;) the guts; i. e. bowels, or intestines, into which the food passes from the stomach: الحَشَا is the name of all the places of the food; and in the belly are the أَعْفَاج and the أَقْتَاب, to which the food passes after the stomach, and these are the lower امعاء; and all these are called the قُصْب: the حَوَايَا are all the امعاء that wind, or take a coiled, or circular, form. (Zj, in his “ Khalk el-Insán. ”)
أَمْعَآءُ: see a tropical signification (water-holes) of this pl. voce حَوِيَّةُ.