, (AZ, Ṣ, A, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ,) aor. مَهَرَ (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ) and مَهُرَ, (Ḳ,) inf. n. مَهْرٌ, (Ṣ, Mṣb, TA,) He gave the woman a مَهْر [or dowry]: (A, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ:) or he assigned to her (جَعَلَ لَهَا) a مَهْر: (Ḳ:) and
↓أَمْهَرَهَا signifies the same as مَهَرَهَا, (AZ, Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ,) which is of the dial. of Temeem, and the more usual: (Mṣb:) or مَهَرَهَا has the first of the above significations, (A, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ,) or signifies he set apart for her a مَهْر: (Mṣb:) and
↓أَمْهَرَهَا signifies he named for her a مَهْر and married her to himself for it; (A, Mgh;) or he married her to another man for a certain مَهْر; (Mṣb, Ḳ;) or he sent for her a مَهْر. (TA.)
مَهَرَ الشَّىْءَ, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) and فِيهِ, and بِهِ (Ḳ,) and فِيهِ
↓تمهّر, (Ḳ, * TA,) and مَهَرَ صِنَاعَتَهُ, (A,) and فِيهَا, (Mgh, Mṣb,) and بِهَا, and فِيهَا
↓تمهّر, (A,) and مَهَرَ فِى العِلْمِ وَغَيْرِهِ, (Mṣb,) aor. مَهَرَ, (Mṣb, Ḳ,) inf. n. مَهَارَةٌ (Ṣ, A, Mgh, L, Mṣb, Ḳ) and مِهَارَةٌ (L) and مُهُورٌ (Mṣb, Ḳ) and مَهَارٌ and مَهْرٌ, (Ḳ,) He was, or became, skilled, or expert, (Ṣ, A, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ,) in the thing, (Ṣ, Ḳ,) and in his art, or craft, (A, Mgh, Mṣb,) and in science, &c., (Mṣb,) knowing its abstrusities and niceties, or having learned the whole of it; syn. حَذَقَ. (Ṣ, A, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ.)
امهر النَّاقَةَ He called, or rendered, (جَعَلَ) the she-camel a مَهْرِيَّة: (Ḳ:) [it has sometimes, if not always, the latter meaning; for] it is said of the breaker, or trainer; and is like أَرْحَلَهَا. (TA, in art. رحل.)
امهرت الفَرَسُ The mare had a colt following her. (TA.)
A dowry; a nuptial gift; a gift that is given to, or for, a bride; syn. صَدَاقٌ: (Ṣ, A, Mṣb, Ḳ:) pl. مُهُورٌ, (Ḳ,) or مُهُورَةٌ, like as بُعُولَةٌ is pl. of بَعْلٌ, and فُحُولَةٌ of فَحْلٌ. (Mṣb.) زَوْجٌ مَهْرٍ A husband from whom a dowry is got: (Ṣ, art. بهر:) or a husband who has not nobility of race, and who therefore doubles the dowry to make himself desired. (TA, same art.) See بَهْرٌ.
The hire of a prostitute. Ex. نَهَى عَنْ مَهْرِ البَغِىّ He forbade [receiving] the hire of the prostitute. (Mgh, Mṣb.)
A colt; the male foal of a mare; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) and of a mare kept for breeding: (TA:) or the first male offspring of a mare or other animal; (Ḳ;) i. e., of a tame ass; &c.: (ISd, TA:) fem. with ة; a filly: (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ:) and dim. مُهَيْرٌ: (JK:) pl. masc., (of pauc., TA,) أَمْهَارٌ, and (of mult., TA) مِهَارٌ and مِهَارَةٌ; (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ;) and pl. fem. مُهَرٌ and مُهَرَاتٌ. (Ṣ, Mṣb.)
Camels of Mahreh; i. e. certain camels, so called in relation to Mahreh Ibn- Heydán, (T, Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ,) a tribe, (Ḳ,) or a great tribe, (TA,) or the father of a tribe of El-Yemen: (Ṣ:) or in relation to Mahreh, a district of 'Omán: (Mṣb:) they are excellent camels, that outstrip horses; and some add, that they are unequalled in quickness of running, understanding what is desired of them with the least training, and having names, by which being called, they answer quickly: (Mṣb:) [and hence, any such like camels; i. e. any excellent, fleet, camels: (see 4:) n. un. مَهْرِىٌّ:] pl. مَهَارِىُّ [which is irreg. like ظَهَارِىٌّ] (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ) and مَهَارٍ (Ṣ, Ḳ) and مَهَارَى, (Ḳ, TA,) written in the L مَهَارِى, (TA,) [and so in the CK,] or مَهَارَا, the ى being changed into ا, (Mṣb,) [but it generally retains the form of ى, though pronounced ا.] See also حُوشِىٌّ.
[A woman to whom a dowry has been given: and hence,] a free [married] woman: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) opposed to سُرِّيَّةٌ: (A:) pl. مَهَائِرُ. (A, TA.) And, (TA,) One whose dowry is dear. (Ḳ, TA.)
Skilled, or skilful, (A, Mṣb, Ḳ,) فى صِنَاعَتِهِ, in his art, (A, Mṣb,) and بكُلِّ عَمَلٍ, in every work, (A, Ḳ,) فِى عِلْمِ وَغَيْرِهِ in science &c., (Mṣb,) knowing its abstrusities and niceties, or having learned the whole of it; syn. حَاذِقٌ: (A, Mṣb, Ḳ:) and, (Ḳ,) in most instances, (TA,) [but only when used absolutely,] a good swimmer; (JK, Ḳ;) as also
↓مُتَمَهِّرٌ: (Z, TA;) pl. مَهَرَةٌ: (A, Ḳ:) also
↓مُتَمَهِّرٌ a lion skilled in slaying his prey. (Ḳ.)
A mare having a colt or foal. (Ṣ, Ḳ.)
A woman dowered; to whom a dowry has been given; or for whom a dowry has been set apart. (Mṣb.) It is said in a proverb, كَٱلْمَمْهُورَةِ إِحْدَى خَدَمَتَيْهَا [Like her who has been dowered with one of her two anklets]: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) or أَحْمَقُ مِنَ ٱلْمَمْهُورَةِ إِحْدَى خَدَمَتَيْهَا [More stupid than she who has been dowered with one of her two anklets]: (Mgh:) applied to him who has reached the utmost degree of stupidity: from the following case: (TA:) a stupid woman demanded of her husband her dowry, (Ḳ, TA,) when he paid her his first visit, and she said, I will not obey thee unless thou give me my dowry: (TA:) so he pulled off one of her two anklets (Ḳ, TA) from her foot, (TA,) and gave it to her, and she was content with it. (Ḳ, TA.) In like manner, a certain man gave to another property, and he married with it the daughter of the giver, and then reproached her for the dowry he had given her: so they said, كَٱلْمَمْهُورَةِ مِنْ مَالِ أَبِيهَا [Like her who has been dowered from the property of her father]: (Ḳ, TA:) [a proverb] applied in relation to him who reproaches for that which is not his own. (TA.)
: see مَاهِرٌ, in two places.