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1 خَبَأَهُ ذ , (S, Mgh, Msb, K,) aor. خَبَاَ , (Msb, K,) inf. n. خَبْءٌ, (S, Msb,) He hid, or concealed, it; (Mgh, Msb, K;) as also ↓ خبّأهُ , [but app. in an intensive sense, or applying to a number of things,] (K,) inf. n. تَخْبِئَةٌ; (TA;) and ↓ اختبأهُ . (K.) ― -b2- He kept it, preserved it, guarded it, or took care of it. and ↓ خبّأهُ he did so much; and well, or carefully. (Msb.) [He laid it up; stored it, or reposited it, in a place of safety.] 2 خَبَّاَ see 1, in two places. [Hence, خبّأ جَارِيَةً He kept a girl carefully concealed from view: see the pass. part. n., below.] 3 خَابَأْتُهُ مَا كَذَا ذ , (K,) inf. n. مُخَابَأَةٌ, (TK,) I proposed to him as an enigma, What is such a thing? syn. حَاجَيْتُهُ. (K. [See also 8.]) 8 اختبأ ذ It was, or became, hidden, or concealed: (Mgh:) he hid, or concealed, himself. (S.) -A2- It is also trans.: see 1. ― -b2- [Hence,] ↓ اختبأ لَهُ خَبِيْئًا He expressed a thing enigmatically to him, and then asked him respecting it. (IDrd, K. [See also 3.]) خَبْءٌ خبء (S, Msb, K) and ↓ خِبْءٌ (TA) and ↓ خُبْأَةٌ , of the measure فُعْلَةٌ from الخبأ [or rather الخَبْءُ], like غُرْفَةٌ and قُبْضَةٌ from الغَرْفُ and القَبْضُ, (Har p. 426,) and ↓ خَبِىْءٌ (S, K) and ↓ خَبِيْئَةٌ , (K,) of which last the pl. is خَبَايَا, (TA,) A thing that is hidden, or concealed, (S, * Msb, K,) and absent, or unseen. (K.) [Hence,] خَبْءُ السَّمَآءِ The rain. (Th, S, K.) And خَبْءُ الأَرْضِ The plants, or herbage. (S, K.) And الأَرْضِخَبَايَا The seed which the sower has hidden in the earth: or what God has hidden in the mines of the earth. (TA, from a trad.) الَّذِى يُخْرِجُ الخَبْءَ فِى السَّمٰوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ, in the Kur [xxvii. 25], is held by Az to mean Who knoweth what is unseen in the heavens and the earth; agreeably with an explanation of الخَبْءُ by Fr. (TA.) خِبْءٌ خبء : see the next preceding paragraph. خَبْأَةٌ ذ A daughter; syn. بِنْتٌ. (K, TA. [In the CK, النَّبْتُ is put for البِنْتُ.]) Hence the prov., خَبْأَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِنْ يَفَعَةِ سَوْءٍ [A daughter is better than a grown-up boy of evil deeds]. (TA.) [In Freytag's Arab. Prov., i. 438, the first word in this prov. is written خُبَأَة, and followed by صِدْقٍ.] Aboo-Zeyd Sa'eed Ibn-Ows El-Ansáree entitled one of his books كتاب خبأة because he commenced it by mentioning خبأة in the sense of بنت, quoting the foregoing prov. in confirmation thereof. (TA.) خُبْأَةٌ ذ : see خَبْءٌ. اِمْرَأَةٌ خُبَأَةٌ ذ A woman who shows herself and then hides herself: (S, O, TA:) [like قُبَعَةٌ:] or a woman who keeps to her house, or tent. (K.) خِبَآءٌ خبآء A well-known kind of structure; (K;) [i. e.] a kind of tent, (Mgh, TA,) made of wool, (Mgh, Msb,) or of camels' fur, or sometimes of [goats'] hair, sometimes upon two poles, or three; what is above this kind being termed بَيْتٌ: (Msb:) or a tent having one pole; that which has more than one pole being termed بيت: (AZ, TA in art. ربع:) [or] also applied to a بيت [or tent] of any kind: (Towsheeh, TA voce بَيْتٌ, q. v.:) pl. أَخْبِئَةٌ, (TA,) or أَخْبِيَةٌ: (Msb:) it is from خَبَأَهُ “ he hid it, ” or “ concealed it: ” (Mgh:) or it belongs to art. خبى: (K:) most of the lexicologists hold that its radical letters are خبى: some, that they are خبو: IDrd asserts that they are خبأ. (TA:) [See also art. خبى.] -A2- A mark made with a hot iron upon some secret part of an excellent she-camel: pl. أَخْبِئَةٌ. (Lth, K.) خَبِىْءٌ خبىء خبيء خبئ : see خَبْءٌ: and see also 8. خَبِيْئَةٌ ذ , and its pl. خَبَايَا: see خَبٌءٌ, in two places. كَيْدٌ خَابِئٌ ذ An artifice, or a stratagem, resulting in disappointment; i. q. خَائِبٌ; (AHei, K;) formed [from the latter] by transposition. (AHei.) خَابِئَةٌ ذ , as sometimes pronounced, (Msb,) or خَابِيَةٌ, with the ' suppressed, (S, Msb, K,) because of frequent usage, (Msb,) i. q. حُبٌّ [q. v.]; (S, K;) i. e. A large jar: pl. خوابى [i. e. خَوَابِئُ, or خَوَابٍ]: (TA:) from خَبَأَهُ “ he hid it, ” or “ concealed it. ” (S, Msb.) ― -b2- [Hence,] بِنْتُ الخَابِيَةِ (assumed tropical:) Wine. (Har p. 365.) مَخْبَأٌ ذ A place, or chamber, for hiding or concealing [anything]; a secret place or chamber: pl. مَخَابِئُ. (MA.) جَارِيَةٌ مُخَبَّأَةٌ ذ ; so in the [S and] O, and in some of the correct copies of the K; in other copies of the K مُخْبَأَةٌ; (TA;) [and thus in the CK;] A girl that is [kept in the house, or tent,] concealed from view; or that conceals herself; (S;) that is kept behind, or within, the curtain; (K, TA;) not going forth: or (TA) that is not yet married. (Lth, K, TA.) مُخْتَبِئٌ ذ One who conceals himself in order that he may see without the knowledge of him who is seen. (Mgh.)

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