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1 رَتَعَ ذ , aor. رَتَعَ , inf. n. رُتُوعٌ (S, Msb, K) and رَتْعٌ (Msb, K) and رِتَاعٌ, (IAar, K,) He (a beast) pastured at pleasure; (Msb;) he (a beast, S, TA) ate (S, K) and drank (K) what he pleased, (S, K,) and came and went in the pasturage, by day, (TA,) amid abundance of herbage, and plenty: (K:) or (tropical:) he ate and drank plentifully and pleasantly, in land of seed-produce and fruitfulness, of green herbs or leguminous plants and of waters: (Lth, K, TA:) or (tropical:) he ate (IAar, K) and drank (K) with great greediness. (IAar, K.) In its primary acceptation, it is said of a beast. (TA.) ― -b2- It is metaphorically said of a man, as meaning (tropical:) He ate much; accord. to El-Isbahánee in the Mufradát, and the A and the B. (TA.) ― -b3- You say, رَتَعَ فُلَانٌ فِى مَالِ فُلَانٍ (tropical:) Such a one acted as he pleased in eating and drinking the property of such a one. (TA.) ― -b4- And خَرَجْنَا نَلْعَبُ وَنَرْتَعُ (tropical:) We went forth [playing, or sporting, and enjoying ourselves; or] enjoying ourselves; and playing, or sporting. (S, TA. *) It is said in the Kur [xii. 12], (TA,) accord. to different readings, (K, TA,) أَرْسِلْهُ مَعَنَا غَدًا يَرْتَعْ وَيَلْعَبْ (tropical:) [Send thou him with us to-morrow] that he may play, or sport, and enjoy himself: or the meaning is, that he may walk [abroad at his pleasure] and become cheerful in countenance, or dilated in heart: (TA:) and وَيَلْعَبُنُرْتِعْ that we may put our beasts to eat and drink what they please, amid abundance of herbage, and plenty, [or to pasture at pleasure,] and he shall play: (K, TA:) and the reverse, (K,) يُرْتِعْ وَنَلْعَبُ, (TA,) i. e. that he may put our beasts to eat and drink &c., and we will play together: (K, TA:) and with ن in each case. (K.) ― -b5- And it is said in a trad., مَنْ يَرْتَعْ حَوْلَ الحِمَى يُوشِكْ أَنْ يَخَالِطَهُ, i. e. (assumed tropical:) He who goes round about [the prohibited place of pasturage will soon enter into it]. (TA.) ― -b6- And in another trad., إِِذَا مَرَرْتُمْ بِرِيَاضِ الجَنَّةِ فَا@رْتَعُوا, meaning (tropical:) [When ye pass by a scene of] the commemoration of the praises of God, enter ye thereinto; the entering thereinto being thus likened to the eating and drinking what one pleases, amid abundance of herbage. (TA.) 4 ارتع ذ He put his camels [to pasture at pleasure; (see 1;) or] to eat (S, K) and drink (K) what they pleased, (S, K,) amid abundance of herbage, and plenty: (K: [in which it is implied that the verb may have this signification or others agreeable with explanations in the first sentence of this art.:]) or he pastured his camels, or put them to pasture, by themselves. (TA.) See the ex. in the Kur-án cited above. ― -b2- Hence, (tropical:) He ruled, or governed, his subjects well; [as though] leaving them to satiate themselves in the pasturage. (TA.) ― -b3- It (a party of men) lighted upon abundance of herbage, and pastured. (TA.) ― -b4- It (rain) produced, or gave growth to, herbage in which the camels might pasture at pleasure, or eat and drink what they pleased, amid abundance thereof and plenty. (S, Msb, K.) ― -b5- ارتعت الأَرْضُ The land became abundant in herbage. (TA.) رَتَعٌ ذ [app. an inf. n., of which the verb (رَتِعَ) is not mentioned, and perhaps not used,] The leading a plentiful and pleasant and easy life. (TA.) [See also رَتْعَةٌ.] رَتِعٌ ذ sing. of رَتِعُونَ, q. v. voce مُرْتِعٌ: ― -b2- and applied to herbage: see مُرْتِعٌ. رَتْعَةٌ ذ Abundance of herbage; or of the goods, conveniences, and comforts, of life; fruitfulness; plenty: and a state of ampleness in respect thereof: (K:) a subst. from 1. (TA.) Hence the prov., القَيْدُ وَالرَّتْعَةُ, and ↓ الرَّتَعَةُ ; (K;) the former on the authority of Fr, and the latter from some other, accord. to the O; but in the L, the latter is ascribed to Fr; (TA;) [Bonds and plenty; the latter word] meaning الخَصْبُ: said by 'Amr Ibn-Es-Saak: he had been taken prisoner by Shákir Ibn-Rabee'ah, a tribe of Hemdán, who treated him well; and when he left his people, he was slender; then he fled from Shákir; and when he came to his people, they said, “ O 'Amr, thou wentest forth from us slender, and now thon art corpulent; ” and he replied in the words above. (K.) رَتَعَةٌ ذ : see what next precedes. رَتَّاعٌ ذ One who seeks, with his camels, after the places of pasturage abounding with herbage, one after another. (TA.) رَاتِعٌ ذ A camel, (S, K,) or beast, pasturing at his pleasure; (Msb;) or eating (S, K,) and drinking (K) what he pleases, (S, K,) and coming and going in the pasturage, by day, (TA,) amid abundance of herbage, and plenty; (K;) [part. n. of 1, q. v.:] pl. رِتَاعٌ (S, Msb, K) and رُتَّعٌ and رُتُعٌ and رُتُوعٌ. (K.) ― -b2- You say also قَوْمٌ رَاتِعُونَ. (S.) See مَرْتِعٌ. رَأَيْتُ أَرْتَاعًا مِنَ النَّاسِ ذ I saw a multitude of men. (Sgh, K.) مَرْتَعٌ ذ A place of pasturing: (KL:) [or of unrestrained and plentiful pasturing;] a place where beasts pasture at pleasure; (Msb;) where they eat (S, K) and drink (K) what they please, (S, K,) going and coming therein, by day, (TA,) amid abundance of herbage, and plenty: (K:) [see 1:] pl. مَرَاتِعُ. (Msb.) ― -b2- [And Pasture itself:] one says, أَكَلُوا مَرْتَعَ الأَرْضِ [They consumed, or ate, the pasture of the land]. (M in art. ردم.) مُرْتِعٌ ذ One who leaves his travelling-camels to pasture at their pleasure, or to eat and drink what they please, coming and going in the pasturage, by day, amid abundance of herbage, and plenty. (TA.) ― -b2- (tropical:) A man having abundance of herbage, or of the goods or conveniences and comforts of life, not lacking anything that he may desire. (K, TA.) You say also قَوْمٌ مُرْتِعُونَرَاتِعُونَ , meaning (assumed tropical:) A people, or company of men, who are scarcely ever without abundance of herbage, or of the goods or conveniences and comforts of life; syn. مَخَاصِيبُ; and ↓ قَوْمٌ رَتِعُونَ , after the manner of a rel. n., like طَعِمٌ: and in like manner ↓ رَتِعٌ is applied to herbage [as meaning scarcely ever other than abundant, or generally abundant]. (TA.) ― -b3- Rain that produces, or gives growth to , herbage in which the camels may pasture at pleasure, or eat and drink what they please, amid abundance thereof and plenty. (S, Msb.) ― -b4- أَرْضٌ مُرْتِعَةٌ Land in which the beasts eagerly desire to satiate themselves. (Sh.)

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