نَاسَ ذ , aor. يَنُوسُ, (S, M, A, Msb,) inf. n. نَوْسٌ (S, M, A, K) and نَوَسَانٌ, (M, A, K,) It (a thing, S, M, as a look of hair, and an carring, A) moved to and fro; (S, A, K;) it was in a state of commotion, and moved to and fro, (M, TA,) hanging down; (TA;) it dangled, or hung down and was in a state of commotion or agitation. (M, Msb [but in the M, the verb in this last sense has only the former of the two inf. ns. assigned to it, though the other equally helongs to it.]) You say also, نَاسَ لُعَابُهُ His slaver flowed and was in a state of commotion. (M.) [See also 5] 4 اناسهُ ذ He made it to move to and fro; (S, A;) he made it to be in a state of commotion. (M, K, TA,) and to move to and fro, (M,) and to hang down; (TA;) he made it to dangle, or to hang down and be in a state of commotion or agitation. (M.) It is said in a trad. (S, M. TA.) of Umm-Zara, (S, TA,) أَنَاسَ مِنْ حُلِىٍّ أُذُنَىَّ [He made my two ears to move to and fro, &c., with ornaments]; (S, M, TA;) meaning, that he ornamented her two ears with [ear-rings of the kinds called] قِرَطَة and شُنُوف, which moved to and fro, &c., in them. (TA.) 5 تنوّس ذ It, (a branch of a tree,) being blown by the wind, became shaken thereby, so that it moved much to and fro; as also تنوّع (TA.) [See also 1.] نَاسٌ ذ is applied to Men, and to jinn, or genii; (S, Msb, K;) but its predominant application is to the former: (Msb:) it is said by some to be applied to both in the former of the last two verses of the Kur, ا@لَّذِى يُوَسْوِسُ فِى صُدُورِ النَّاسِ مِنَ الجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ [who suggesteth what is vain in the breasts of people of the jinn and mankind]; unless by it be meant النَّاسِى [the forgetting]; or من الجنّة والناس is added in explanation of a preceding word, الوَسْوَاس, or of الذى, or it is in dependence upon يوسوس; (Bd;) [but what corroborates the first explanation is the fact that] men and jinn are both termed رِجَال in the Kur, lxxii. 6; and the Arabs used to say, رَأَيْتُ نَاسًا مِنَ الجِنِّ [I saw people of the jinn]: (Msb:) it is a pl. of إِِنْسٌ, (K,) originally أُنَاسٌ, (S, K,) a pl. which is rare [as to form]; (K;) or أُنَاسٌ is pl. of إِِنْسَانٌ; (M, art. أنس;) and ناس has the article ال prefixed to it, (S, M,) but not as a substitute for the suppressed ', because, were it so, it would not be found prefixed to the original, أُنَاسٌ, whereas it is found prefixed to this latter: (S:) this derivation, however, from أُنَاسٌ, contradicts its belonging to art. نوس: (MF;) [but some hold that it does belong to this art.; and the form of its dim., to be mentioned below, favours their opinion: Fei says,] it is a noun applied to denote a pl., like قَوْمٌ and رَهْطٌ; and its sing. is إِِنْسَانٌ, from a different root: it is derived from نَاسَ, aor. يَنُوسُ, signifying “ it hung down and was in a state of commotion: ” and [agreeably with this derivation it is said that] its dim. is نُوَيْسٌ: (Msb:) some, again, said that النَّاسُ is originally النَّاسِى. (L, TA, voce إِِنْسٌ.) See also إِِنْسٌ, throughout. -A2- See also نُوَاسٌ. [ نَاسُوتٌ ذ Human nature; humanity; as also إِِنْسَِانيَّةٌ: probably post-classical: opposed to لَاهُوتٌ, q. v., in art. ليه.] نَوَسَاتٌ ذ : see نُوَاسٌ. نُوَاسٌ ذ A [lock of hair such as is called] ذُؤَابَة, that moves to and fro: (K, in explanation of ذُو نُوَاسٍ the name of a king of El-Yemen:) or ↓ نُوَاسَةٌ has this signification: (A:) [the former, therefore, is a coll. gen. n., and this is indicated in the S; and the latter is its n. un.:] and ↓ نَوَسَاتٌ signifies i. q. ذَوَائِبُ, [pl. of ذُؤَابَةٌ,] because they move about much. (TA.) ― -b2- What hangs to the roof, (M, A, &c. [a signification assigned in the K to نَاسٌ, probably through the careless omission of the word النُّوَاسُ by an early transcriber,] consisting of smoke, (A, TA,) [or soot,] &c. (TA,) The word in the T and O, as well as in the A [and M], is نُوَاسٌ. (TA.) ― -b3- The web of a spider: because of its fluttering. (M.) نُوَاسَةٌ ذ : see نُوَاسٌ. نَوَّاسٌ ذ , applied to man, (S,) Quivering (مُضْطَرِبٌ), and flaccid, or flabby. (S, K.) نَائِسٌ ذ act. part. n. of 1. Ex. خُيُوطٌ نَائِسَةٌ Threads dangling or hanging down and moving about. (TA.) نَاوُوسٌ ذ , (M, Msb,) or نَاؤُوسٌ, (Mgh,) Burialplaces of Christians: (M:) or a burial-place of Christians: (Mgh, Msb:) [De Sacy observes, that En-Nuweyree and El-Makreezee constantly use this word in speaking of the burial-places of the ancient kings of Egypt, and that it is from the Greek ναος : (“ Relation de l'Égypte par Abd-allatif; ” p. 508:) Freytag, on the authority of Meyd., explains it as signifying a coffin in which a corpse is enclosed: and 'Abd-el-Lateef applies the (expression نَاوُوسٌ مِنْ حَجَرٍ to the sarcophagus in the Great Pyramid: (see “ Abdollatiphi Hist. Æg. Comp.; ” p. 96:)] if Arabic, (M,) of the measure فَاعُولٌ: (M, Mgh, Msb:) pl. نَوَاوِيسُ. (Mgh, TA.)
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