نحم نحو نخ
نَحَا نَحْوَهُ He went towards, or in the direction of, him or it. (Mṣb, TA.)
Also, He pursued his (another's) course, doing as he did; or purposed his purpose.
نَحَاهُ, inf. n. نَحْوٌ, signifies [also] He purposed it, or intended it. (MA.)
نَحَوْتُ جِلْدَ البَعِيرِ, andأَنْحَيَتُهُ↓, I stripped off the skin of the camel. (Mṣb, voce سَلَخَ). See 4.
نَحَّى He put a thing aside, or away, or apart; (Mṣb;) removed it from its place, (Mṣb, Ḳ, TA,) placed it at a distance. (TA.)
He made a person to turn away, or withdraw, or retire, from (عَنْ) an affair.
نَحَّى عَنْهُ الشَّىْءَ He put aside, or away, or he warded off, or removed, from him the thing. See 4.
أَنْحَى عَلَيْهِ [He leant, bore, or pressed, upon him, or it, with his body, hand, &c.:] i. q. اِعْتَمَدَ; as alsoنَحَا↓. (IAạr, TA.)
أَنْحَى عَلَى فُلَانٍ بِالسَّوْطِ [He attacked such a one with the whip], and بِالسَّيْفِ [with the sword]: and hence بِالتَّعْنِيفِ ‡ he accosted him with harsh, or rough, behaviour; syn. أَقْبَلَ عَلَيْهِ. (Ḥar, p. 508.)
أَنْحَى عَلَى الشَّىْءِ بِجَمِيعِ كَفِّهِ [He seized the thing with his whole hand]. (M, voce قَبَضَ [q. v.]).
أَنْحَيْتُ عَلَى حَلْقِهِ السِّكِّينَ I applied the knife to, or put it across, his throat, or fauces; syn. عَرَضْتُهُ: and in like manner you say, نحى عليه بشفرته [but whether by this be meant نَحَّى or نَحَا is doubtful]. (TA.)
تَنَحَّى He, or it, removed; withdrew; went, or moved, away, or aside; (Mṣb;) or retired to a distance. (TA.)
تَنَحَّى (TA, art. قعر,) signifies تكلّف ان يتكلّم كلامًا نَحْوِيًّا, i. e. تكلّف التكلّم على طريق النحاة. (IbrD.)
اِنْتَحَى It fell, like a man's hand when he strikes with it upon his other hand; (L, TA, in art. ترح:) and, in prostration, he fell with his forehead to the ground, and rested upon his forehead, not upon the palms of his hands: mentioned by Sh, from ʼAbd-Es-Samad Ibn-Hassán, on the authority of some of the Arabs: so says Az. (L and TA in that art.)
نَحْوٌ The like of a thing: syn. مِثْلٌ. (TA.)
Quantity, &c.; syn. مِقْدَارٌ. (TA.)
A division, &c.; syn. قِسْمٌ. (TA.)
نَحْوَهُ: see نَحَا.
نَحْوُ الثَّلَاثَةِ About three. فِى نَحْوِ ثَلَاثِ سَاعَاتٍ In about three hours.
عَرَفْتُهُ فِى نَحْوِ كَلَامِهِ and فى لَحْنِ كلامه and فى مِعْرَاضِ كلامه signify the same. (Mṣb in art. عرض.) See the last of these, voce عَرُوضٌ.
اِتَّئِدْ عَلَى نَحْوِكَ, i. e. أَوِّنْ عَلَى قَدْرِكَ [or مِقْدَارِكَ]: see art. اون.
نَحْىٌ: see نِحْى.
نِحْىٌ A skin for holding liquids: (Ḳ:) or for clarified butter: (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ:) as alsoنَحْىٌ↓, (Ḳ.)
شَدِيدُ النَّاحِيَةِ † A hardy man. (TA, art. عرض.)
ذَاتُ النِّحْيَيْنِ. Respecting what is said of the woman thus named, and of خَوَّات, in the Ṣ, see شرد.
مُتَنَجٍّ Going, or being, away from (عَنْ) a place, person, or thing.
نَاحِيَةٌ i. q. جَانِبٌ q. v., A side; a lateral, or an outward, or adjacent, part or portion. (Ḳ, &c.)
An apartment of a house. (Mgh, voce حَيِّزٌ.) And the pl., نَوَاحٍ, The outer parts or regions of an animal. The sing. may often be rendered A part, or portion, of a place.
نَاحِيَةٌ is of the measure فَاعِلَةٌ in the sense of the measure مَفْعُولَةٌ, [meaning مَنْحُوَّةٌ, a part, or the like, or a point, towards which one goes, or directs himself; a point of direction;] because one goes, or directs himself, towards it: (Mṣb:) best rendered as above; adding, or part, region, district, quarter, or tract, considered with respect to its collocation or juxtaposition or direction, or considered as belonging to a whole: a vicinage, or neighbourhood: and a part of a country, a region, district, quarter, or tract, absolutely; a district; a province: often best rendered a side; or a region, district, quarter, or tract: or a part of a place, an apartment: see حَيِّزٌ, in art. حوز.
Also A limit, bound, or boundary: see two tropical exs. of its pl. (نَوَاحٍ) voce حِنْوٌ, and another in a verse voce رَسُولٌ: or a remote side; syn. جَانِبٌ مُتَنَحٍّ: (Ḳz, in TA:) a tract of land. (KL.) See أُفُقٌ and جَانِبٌ.
عَلَى نَاحِيَةٍ Beside, aside, or apart; like على جَانِبٍ and عَلى طَرَفٍ; and so نَاحِيَةً and فِى نَاحِيَةٍ, &c.: you say جَلَسَ فِى نَاحِيَةٍ مِنْهُمْ He sat aside, or apart, from them: and أَنَا فِى نَوَاحٍ مِنْ هٰذَا الأَمْرِ, expl. voce شَفَقٌ. And فِى نَاحِيَةِ كَذَا In the direction of such a thing: see أَشْرَى.
هُوَ عَلَى نَاحِيَتِهِ He is keeping to his own side, following his own course: see جَدِيَّةٌ.