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قِطْمِيرٌ ذ (S, K) and قِطْمَارٌ (K) The cleft (شَقّ) of a date-stone: (M, K:) or the integument (قِشْرَة) that is upon it (فِيهَا): (K:) the thin skin (S, K) called فُوفَة, which is upon a date-stone, (S,) between the stone and the date itself: (K:) or the white point [i. e. the embryo] in the back of the date-stone, (S, K,) from which [when it is sown] the palm-tree grows forth. (S.) ― -b2- [Hence,] (assumed tropical:) A small, mean, paltry, contemptible, thing. So the former signifies in the Kur, xxxv. 14. One says also مَا أَصَبْتُ مِنْهُ قِطْمِيرًا, meaning, (assumed tropical:) I obtained not of him, or it, anything. (TA.)
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