previous next


1 وَسڤلَ see 5. 2 وَسَّلَ see 5. 5 تَوَسَّلَ بِالدَّلْوِ إِِلَى المَآءِ ذ [He sought to get at, or obtain, the water by means of the bucket]. (M in art. دلو.) ― -b2- تَوَسَّلَ إِِلَيْهِ بِكَذَا He sought to bring himself near to him, or to approach to him, to gain access to him, or to advance himself in his favour, by such a thing: (Msb, &c.:) so too ↓ وَسَّلَ ; (S, K;) and ↓ وَسَلَ , aor. يَسِلُ. (Msb.) وَسِيلَةٌ ذ A means of access to a thing; (IAth;) a means of becoming near to a thing: (IAth, Msb:) these are the primary significations: (IAth:) a means of becoming near to, or intimate with, or of ingratiating oneself with, another: (S:) honourable rank or station with a king: degree: affinity: (K:) a tie, or connexion: (TA:) it may be rendered a means of access, nearness, intimacy, ingratiating oneself, attachment, or connexion: and also, of attainment, or accomplishment.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: