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1 كَنَى ذ He affixed a كِنَايَة, meaning, with the Koofees, a pronoun, to a verb [&c.]: (TA in art. ريب:) but accord. to the usage of the verb in two instances in the M and K, voce رَابَ in art. ريب, it clearly means he spoke allusively. ― -b2- كَنَىَ بِهِ عَنْ كَدَم, He used it metonymically for such a word or phrase; he alluded thereby to such a thing.
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