مَسَّهُ ذ , (A, Mgh,) first pers. مَسِسْتُهُ, (S, M, Msb, K,) for which they sometimes say مِسْتُهُ, rejecting the first س, (Sb, * S, M, * K,) and transferring the kesreh thereof to the م (Sb, * S, M, *) contr. to general rule, (Sb, M,) and some do not transfer the kesreh, but leave the م with its fethah, [saying مَسْتُهُ,] like ظِلْتُمْ and ظَلْتُمْ for ظَلِلْتُمْ, an irregular contraction, (S,) aor. يَمَسُّهُ, (S, Msb, K,) [and يَمْسَسْهُ when mejzoom, accord. to rule,] inf. n. مَسٌّ (S, M, A, Msb, K) and مَسِيسٌ, (S, * M, A, K,) or the latter is a simple subst., (Msb,) and مِسِّيسَى; (S, * K;) and [مَسَّهُ,] first pers. مَسَسْتُهُ; aor. يَمُسُّهُ, (AO, S, M, Msb, K,) inf. n. مَسٌّ; (Msb;) the former of which two verbs is the more chaste; (S, TA;) He touched it, or felt it, [generally the former,] syn. لَمَسَهُ, (M, A, K,) with his hand: (TA: as from the K [but wanting in a MS copy of the K and in the CK:]) or he put his hand to it without the intervention of anything: (Msb:) or مَسٌّ is like لَمْسٌ; excepting that the latter is [sometimes] used to signify the seeking for [or feeling for] a thing, even though it be not found; whereas the former is [only] said of that [action] with which is perception by the sense of لمس: (Er-Rághib, TA:) [see also لَمَسَهُ:] and [in like manner you say,] مَاسَّ الشَّىْءُ الشَّىْءَ, inf. n. مُمَاسَّةٌ and مِسَاسٌ, (M, A, *) meaning, the thing met [or touched] the thing with its substance. (M.) ― -b2- [Hence,] مَسَّهَا, (M, A, Msb,) first pers. مَسِسْتُهَا, aor. يَمَسُّهَا, (Msb,) inf. n. مَسٌّ and مَسِيسٌ, (Mgh, Msb,) (tropical:) Inivit eam; scil. mulierem; (M, A, Msb;) as also ↓ مَاسَّهَا , (M, A, Msb,) inf. n. مُمَاسَّةٌ (S, Msb) and مِسَاسٌ: (Msb:) the former is used in this sense in several places in the Kur, and is said by some to be preferable to the latter: (TA:) and تَمَاسٌّ is also used metonymically for [the coming together, in the sense of] مُبَاضَعَةٌ, as well as مُمَاسَّةٌ. (S.) ― -b3- مَسَّ المَآءُ الجَسَدَ, inf. n. مَسٌّ, (tropical:) The water wetted the body. (Msb.) ― -b4- مَسَّ also signifies (tropical:) He, or it, struck, or smote; because striking, or smiting, like touching, is with the hand. (TA.) You say, مَسَّهُ بِالسَّوْطِ (tropical:) He struck him with the whip]. (A.) ― -b5- And it is said of anything annoying or hurtful that befals a man. Thus in the Kur, [ii. 74, and iii. 23,] لَنْ تَمَسَّنَا النَّارُ (tropical:) [The fire of hell will not smite us; or here it may be rendered touch us]. And [ii. 210,] مَسَّتْهُمُ البَأْسَآءُ [Distress, or misfortune, smote, or afflicted, or befell, them]. And in other instances; all which are similar to the saying in the same, ذُوقُوا مَسَّ سَقَرَ. (TA.) [See مَسٌّ below.] You say also, مَسَّهُ المَرَضُ (tropical:) [Sickness smote him, or befell him]: and مَسَّهُ العَذَابُ (tropical:) [Punishment befell him]: and مَسَّهُ الكِبَرُ (tropical:) [Old age came upon him]. (A.) And مَسَّتْهُ الجِنُّ (tropical:) [lit. The jinn, or genii touched him; meaning, affected him with madness, or insanity]: (TA:) [whence,] مُسَّ, [in the TA, مُسَّ بِهِ, app. meaning, from what immediately precedes, مُسَّ بِالجُنُونِ, inf. n. مَسٌّ,] He was, or became, [touched with madness, or insanity: or] mad, or insane: (K:) as though the jinn had touched him. (TA.) And مَسَّهُ بِعَذَابٍ (tropical:) He punished him. (TA, from a trad.) ― -b6- [Hence, app.,] مَسَّتْ إِِلَيْهِ الحَاجَةُ, (S, K,) inf. n. [مَسٌّ and] مَسِيسٌ, (TA,) (assumed tropical:) [which seems to signify either The want of him, or it, was difficult of accomplishment, or distressing; or the want was difficult of accomplishment, or distressing, to him]. (S, K,. [In both these lexicons, the meaning is left to be inferred only from the fact that this phrase immediately follows the explanation of حَاجَةٌ مَاسَّةٌ, q. v.]) ― -b7- [مَسَّ is also said of what is good, as well as of what is evil; as in the following instance:] مَسَّتْهُ مَوَاسُّ الخَيْرِ وَالشَّرِّ (tropical:) [The haps of good fortune, and of evil,] happened to him, or betided him. (TA.) ― -b8- [As touching implies proximity,] مَسَّتْ بِكَ رَحِمُ فُلَانٍ signifies (tropical:) The relationship of such a one is near to you. (S, K, * TA.) ― -b9- And as مَسَّ originally signifies “ he touched or felt with the hand, ” it is used metaphorically as meaning (tropical:) He took a thing; as, for instance, (in a trad.,) water from a مِيضَأَة. (TA.) -A2- مَسَّ is made doubly trans. by means of the prep. بِ prefixed to the second objective complement. (Msb.) See 4, in two places. 3 مَاْسَ3َ see 1, in two places: and see لَا مَسَاسِ. 4 إِمسّهُ الشَّىْءَ ذ He made him, or caused him, to touch the thing: (S, * IJ, M, A: *) he enabled him to touch it. (Mgh.) ― -b2- أَمَسَّ الجَسَدَ مَآءً, and الجَسَدَ بِمَآءٍ ↓ مَسَّ , (tropical:) He wetted the body with water; or caused water to wet the body. (Msb.) And أَمَسَّ وَجْهَهُ الطِّيبَ (tropical:) He smeared his face with the perfume. (Mgh.) And أَمَسَّتْهُ عَارِضَيْهَا, and بِعَارِضَيْهَا ↓ مَسَّتْهُ , (tropical:) She smeared the sides of her cheeks with it; namely, perfume. (Mgh.) ― -b3- أَمَسَّهُ شَكْوَى (tropical:) He made a complaint to him. (M, TA.) 6 تماسّا ذ They (two bodies) touched each other; were, or became, in contact. (M, A, * K, *) ― -b2- Hence, (K,) (tropical:) They two came together in the way of مُبَاضَعَة: (S, Msb, * K: *) in this sense the verb is used in the Kur, lviii. 4 and 5. (S, TA.) See also مَسَّهَا. مَسٌّ ذ : see 1. ― -b2- It is used to denote [the first sensible effect of] anything annoying or hurtful that befalls a man. (TA.) Thus in the Kur, [liv. 48,] (TA,) ذُوقُوا مَسَّ سَقَرَ (tropical:) Taste ye the first effect upon you of the fire of hell: (K, TA:) or the stroke thereof: (Jel:) or the heat and pain thereof. (Bd.) In like manner you say, (K,) وَجَدَ مَسَّ الحُمَّى (M, K) (tropical:) He felt the commencement, or first touch, [or access,] of fever, before its taking him forcibly, and becoming apparent. (M, L.) And لَمْ يَجِدْ مَسًّا مِنَ النَّصَبِ (tropical:) He did not feel the first sensation of fatigue. (TA, from a trad.) [And hence,] بِهِ مَسٌّ مِنَ الجُنُونِ (tropical:) [In him is a touch, or stroke, of madness, or insanity, or diabolical possession]: (S, TA:) and مَسٌّ, alone, signifies madness, or insanity, or diabolical possession: (M, A, * Mgh, K:) as in the Kur, ii. 276: (TA:) and you say بِهِ مَسٌّ in him is madness, &c.: (A, * Mgh:) for they assert that the devil touches one and his intellect in consequence becomes confused. (Mgh.) ― -b3- You say also, هُوَ حَسَنُ المَسِّ فِى مَالِهِ (tropical:) He has the impress of a good state, or condition, in his camels, or sheep, or goats: and رَأَيْتُ لَهُ مَسًّا فِى مَالِهِ (tropical:) I saw him to have an impress of a good state, or condition, in his camels, &c.: like as you say إِِصْبَعًا. (A, TA.) لَا مَسَاسِ ذ , (S, M, K,) like قَطَامِ, (S, K,) indecl., with kesr for its termination, because altered from the inf. n. مَسٌّ, (S,) signifies [properly There shall be no touching: or] touch not thou: (K:) or touch not thou me: (M:) and some read thus in the Kur, [xx. 97:] (M, K:) it is a saying of the Arabs: (S:) and sometimes one says مَسَاسِ [alone], in the sense of an imperative, [affirmatively,] like دَرَاكِ and نَزَالِ: (K:) but ↓ لَا مِسَاسَ , in the Kur, [ubi supra,] (S, M, K,) accord. to the reading of others, (M,) signifies There shall be no mutual touching: (M:) or I will not touch nor will I be touched. (S, K.) لَا مِسَاسَ ذ : see لَا مَسَاسِ. مَسُوسٌ ذ (tropical:) Water that is reached by the hands; or taken with the extended hands: (M, K, * TA:) in the K, نَالَتْهُ is put by mistake for تَنَاوَلَتْهُ [which is the reading in the M]: (TA:) accord. to which explanation, it has the signification of a pass. part. n.: (M:) or, [in the K and,] (tropical:) wholesome water, (A, TA,) that removes thirst, or the heat of thirst, as soon as it touches it: (M, A, * K, * TA:) accord. to which explanation, it has the signification of an act. part. n.: (M:) and (assumed tropical:) anything that cures thirst, or the heat of thirst: (IAar, K:) or, [in the K, and,] (assumed tropical:) water between sweet and salt: (S, K:) or, [in the K and,] (assumed tropical:) sweet and clear water: (As, K:) and (assumed tropical:) salt, or bitter and thick and undrinkable, water, that burns everything by its saltness. (M.) You say also رِيقَةٌ مَسُوسٌ (tropical:) Some saliva that takes away thirst. (IAar, M.) And كَلَأٌ مَسُوسٌ (assumed tropical:) Herbage that has a fattening and beneficial effect upon the animals that pasture on it. (AHn, M.) ― -b2- Also, i. q. فَادْزَهْرٌ [The bezoar-stone]: (K:) or تِرْيَاقٌ [an antidote against poison]: (M:) or both these words by which it is explained mean the same thing. (TA.) مَسَّاسَةٌ ذ : see مَاسَّهٌ. حَاجَةٌ مَاسَّةٌ ذ (assumed tropical:) A want difficult of accomplishment; or pressing; syn. مُهِمْةٌ. (S, K.) ― -b2- رَحِمٌ مَاسَّةٌ (tropical:) Near relationship; (S, M, A, * K;) as also ↓ مَسَّاسَةٌ . (TA.) ― -b3- [Also, as a subst., sing. of مَوَاسٌّ, of which an ex. has been given above, (see 1,) signifying Haps of good fortune, and of evil.] مَمْسُوسٌ ذ A man in whom is a touch, or stroke, (مَسٌّ,) of madness, insanity, or diabolical possession: (S, TA:) or mad, insane, or possessed by a devil. (AA, M, A, Mgh, K.)
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