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وَصُفَ ذ He attained to the proper age for service. (K.) See an ex. in the K, voce مُخَلَّدُونَ. 4 أَوْصَفَ ذ and ↓ اِسْتَوْصَفَ He (a boy) became of full stature, and fit for service. (Mgh.) 8 اِتَّصَفَ بِالعِلْمِ ذ [He was, or became, characterized, or he characterized himself, by knowledge, or science]. (Msb in art. أَهْلٌ.) 10 إِِسْتَوْصَفَ see 4. صِفَةٌ ذ A quality; an attribute; a property; or a description, as meaning the aggregate of the qualities or attributes or properties of a thing; or the state, condition, or case, of a thing. So explained voce صِنْفٌ, and voce صُورَةٌ. See its syn. حَالٌ. ― -b2- صِفَةٌ in grammar, The same as نَعْتٌ, An epithet. (K.) ― -b3- A word denoting an attribute (مَعْنًى) and a substance (ذَات). Under this term are comprised the اسم فاعل, the اسم مفعول, the صفة مشبّهة, and the افعل التفضيل. (I'Ak, sect. الصفة المشبّهة باسم الفاعل.) ― -b4- صِقَةٌ مُشَبَّهَةٌ [A simple epithet]; an epithet resembling an اسم فاعل. ― -b5- صِفَةٌ غَالِبَةٌ An epithet in which the substantive character predominates. ― -b6- صِفَةٌ, as a general term for an attributive word, is also applied by Lth and other old writers to An adverbial n. of place or time, and to a preposition. It is so applied in the L and TA, art. عنل, &c. It was applied to the former by Fr, (T, voce ظَرْفٌ,) and to the latter also. (L, TA, ubi supra.) بَيْعُ المُوَاصَفَةِ ذ : see 3 in art. روض.
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