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5تَوَسَّلَ بِالدَّلْوِ إِلَى المَآءِ

[He sought to get at, or obtain, the water by means of the bucket]. (M in art. دلو.)
تَوَسَّلَ إِلَيْهِ بِكَذَا He sought to bring himself near to him, or to approach to him, to gain access to him, or to advance himself in his favour, by such a thing: (Mṣb, &c.:) so too وَسَّلَ; (Ṣ, Ḳ;) and وَسَلَ, aor. يَسِلُ. (Mṣb.)

وَسِيلَةٌ

A means of access to a thing; (IAth;) a means of becoming near to a thing: (IAth, Mṣb:) these are the primary significations: (IAth:) a means of becoming near to, or intimate with, or of ingratiating oneself with, another: (Ṣ:) honourable rank or station with a king: degree: affinity: (Ḳ:) a tie, or connexion: (TA:) it may be rendered a means of access, nearness, intimacy, ingratiating oneself, attachment, or connexion: and also, of attainment, or accomplishment.