: see أَنْمَرُ, throughout.
نَمِرٌ (Ṣ, A, Mṣb, Ḳ, &c.) and نِمْرٌ, (M, A, Mṣb, Ḳ,) which is a contraction of the former, (Mṣb,) or a dial. form, (TA,) [The leopard;] a certain wild beast, (Ṣ, A, Mṣb, Ḳ, &c.) well known, (A, Ḳ,) more malignant than the lion, (T, M, Mgh, Mṣb,) and bolder, (Mṣb,) so called because of his نُمَر [or spots], (M, Ḳ,) being of divers colours, (M,) called in Persian ۩َلَنْكْ: (Mgh:) fem. with ة: (Ṣ, Mṣb:) pl. [of pauc.] أَنْمُرٌ (M, Ḳ) and أَنْمَارٌ, (M, Mṣb, Ḳ,) and [of mult.] نُمُورٌ, (Ṣ, M, Mṣb, Ḳ,) held by Th to be pl. of نِمْرٌ, (M,) and نُمُورَةٌ (Mṣb, and so in some copies of the Ḳ) and نُمُرٌ, (Ṣ, M, Ḳ,) which occurs in poetry, and is anomalous, perhaps a contraction of نُمُورٌ, (Ṣ,) and not mentioned by Sb, (M,) and نُمْرٌ, (M, Ḳ,) which is the most common in occurrence, but, accord. to Th, he who uses it makes the sing. أَنْمَرُ, (M,) and نِمَارٌ, (M, Ḳ,) held by Th to be pl. of نِمْرٌ, (M,) and نِمَارَةٌ. (Ḳ.) As the نَمِر is one of the most abominable and malignant of wild beasts, one says, لَبِسَ فُلَانٌ لِفُلَانٍ جِلْدَ النَّمِرِ, meaning, (tropical:) Such a one became changed, or altered, to such a one; or met him in a morose manner: (IB:) or became very rancourous, or malicious, towards him. (TA.) The kings of the Arabs, when they sat [in judgment] to slay a man, used to attire themselves in skins of the نَمِر, and then give orders for the slaying of him whom they desired to slay. (IB.)