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1 بَرِصَ برص , (S, [so in two copies, in one mentioned by Freytag بُرِصَ, which is a mistake,] M, Msb, K,) aor. بَرَصَ , (Msb, K,) inf. n. بَرَصٌ, (M, Msb,) He (a man, S) was, or became, affected with بَرَص [or leprosy (see بَرَصٌ below)]. (S, M, Msb, K.) [See also بَرِشَ.] 2 برّص رَأْسَهُ ذ , (A,) inf. n. تَبْرِيصٌ, (K,) (tropical:) He shaved his head. (Ibn-'Abbád, A, Sgh, K.) ― -b2- برّص المَطَرُ الأَرْضَ, (TK,) inf. n. as above, (K,) (assumed tropical:) The rain fell upon the land before it was ploughed, or tilled. (Ibn'-Abbád, Sgh, K.) 4 ابرص أبرص ابرص برص He begot a child that was أَبْرَص [or leprous]. (K.) -A2- ابرصهُ ا@للّٰهُ God rendered him, or caused him to be or become, أَبْرَص [or leprous]. (S, K.) 5 تبرّص الأَرْضَ ذ (tropical:) He (a camel, A, TA) found no pasture in the land without depasturing it; (Sgh, K;) left no pasture in the land. (A.) بَرْصٌ برص , with fet-h, A certain small reptile (دُوَيْبَّةٌ) that is in the well. (Ibn-'Abbád, Sgh, K. [In the CK, فى البَعِيرِ is put by mistake for فِى البِئْرِ.]) [Perhaps it is the same as is called بُرْص, (see this word below,) which may be a vulgar pronunciation; and if so, this may be the reason why the author of the K has added, cont?? to his usual rule, “with fet-h.”] بُرْصٌ برص i. q. وَزَغَةٌ [A lizard of the species called gecko, of a leprous hue, as its name برص indicates; so applied in the present day]; (TA;) and أَبُوبَرِيصٍ , (M,) or ↓ أَبُو بُرَيْصٍ , (TA,) is a surname of the same. (M, TA.) [See also بَرْصٌ; and see سَامُّ أَبْرَصَ, voce أَبْرَصُ; and بَرِيصَةً.] بَرَصٌ برص [Leprosy; particularly the malignant species thereof termed “leuce;”] a certain disease, (S, TA,) well known, (TA,) which is a whiteness; (S;) a whiteness incident in the skin; (M;) a whiteness which appears upon the exterior of the body, by reason of a corrupt state of constitution. (A, K.) ― -b2- (tropical:) What has become white, in a beast, in consequence of his being bitten. (K, TA.) بُرْصَةٌ برص برصه برصة (assumed tropical:) i. q. بَلُّوقَةٌ; (ISh;) pl. بِرَاصٌ, (ISh, K,) which signifies White places, (ISh,) or portions distinct from the rest, (K,) in sand, which give growth to nothing. (ISh, K.) ― -b2- The pl. also signifies (assumed tropical:) The alighting-places of the jinn, or genii: (K:) [reminding us of our fairy-rings:] in which sense, also, it is pl. of بُرْصَةٌ. (TA.) ― -b3- Also, the sing., (assumed tropical:) An aperture in clouds, or mist, through which the face of the sky is seen. (M, TA.) بِرَصَةٌ برص برصه برصة : see سَامُّ أَبْرَصَ, voce أَبْرَصُ. بَرِيصٌ بريص A shining, or glistening; syn. بَصِيصٌ (A, K) and بَرِيقٌ. (A.) -A2- Also A certain plant, resembling the سُعْد [or cyperus], (AA, K,) growing in channels of running water. (AA.) -A3- أَبُو بَرِيصٍ: see بُرْصٌ. بُرَيصٌ بريص dim. of أَبْرَصُ, q. v. -A2- أَبُو بُرَيْصٌ: see بُرْصٌ. -A3- أَبُو بُرَيص is also the name of A certain bird, otherwise called بلعة, [so written in the TA, without any syll. signs,] accord. to IKh, and mentioned in the K in art. بلص. (TA.) بَرِيصَةٌ بريصه بريصة A certain small reptile (دَابَّةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ), smaller than the وَزَغَة; when it bites a thing, the latter is not cured. (M, TA.) [See also بُرْصٌ; and see سَامُّ أَبْرَصَ, voce أَبْرَصُ.] أَبْرَصُ ذ [Leprous;] having the disease called بَرَصٌ: (S, M, K:) fem. بَرْصَآءُ: (M, Msb:) pl. بُرْصٌ (Msb, TA) and بُرْصَانٌ. (TA.) ― -b2- سَامُّ أَبْرَصَ, (S, M, Msb, K,) the former word being decl., prefixed to the latter as governing it in the gen. case; (S, Msb;) and سَامُّ أَبْرَصَ, as one word, the former being indecl. with fet-h for its termination, and the latter being imperfectly decl., (S, Msb;) in this and in the former instance; (Msb;) and سَمُّ أَبْرَصَ; (as in some copies of the K in art. سم;) i. q. الوَزَغَةُ [The species of lizard described above, voce بُرْصٌ]: (M, and so in the JK and K in art. وزغ:) or such as are large, of the وَزَغ [whereof وَزَغَةٌ is the n. un.]: (A, Msb:) or [one] of the large [sorts] of the وَزَغ: (S, K:) determinate, as a generic appellation: (S, TA:) As says, I know not why it is so called: (TA:) [the reason seems to be its leprous hue: see بُرْصٌ:] its blood and its urine have a wonderful effect when put into the orifice of the penis of a child suffering from difficulty in voiding his urine, (K, TA,) relieving him immediately; (TA;) and its head, pounded, when put upon a member, causes to come forth a thing that has entered into it and become concealed therein, such as a thorn and the like: (K:) the dual is سَامَّا أَبْرَصَ: (S, M, Msb, K:) and the pl. is سَوَامُّ أَبْرَصَ, (S, M, A, Msb, K,) ابرص having no dual form nor pl.; (M;) or, (K,) or sometimes, (Msb,) or if you will you may say, (S,) السَّوَامُّ, without mentioning ابرص; and ↓ البِرَصَةُ ; (S, Msb, K;) and الأَبَارِصُ; (S, M, A, Msb, K;) without mentioning سَامّ; (S, Msb, K;) the last of these pls. being as though formed from a rel. n., [namely, أَبْرَصِىٌّ,] although without [the termination] ة, like as they said المَهَالِبُ [for المَهَالِبَةُ]. (M.) ― -b3- الأَبْرَصُ The moon. (A, Sgh, K.) [So called because of its mottled hue.] You say, بِتُّ لَا مُؤْنِسِى إِِلَّا الأَبْرَصُ [I passed the night, none but the moon cheering me by its presence]. (A, TA.) ― -b4- حَيَّةٌ بَرْصَآءُ A serpent having in it, (K,) i. e., in its skin, (M, TA,) white places, distinct from the general colour. (M, K, TA.) ― -b5- أَرْضٌ بَرْصَآءُ (tropical:) Land bare of herbage; (A;) of which the herbage has been depastured (K, TA) in some places, so that it has become bare thereof. (TA.)

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