Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of jami’ mujma’, rabee’ murabba’, kurb muqma’ and ghull qaml
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس، عن عبد الله بن محمد بن عيسى، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن المغيرة عن إسماعيل بن أبي زياد السكوني، عن جعفر بن محمد، عن أبيه عليهما السلام، عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قال: النساء أربع: جامع مجمع، وربيع مربع، وكرب مقمع ، وغل قمل.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Idrees, from Abdullah bin Muhammed bin Isa, from his father, from Abdullah bin Mughaira, from Isma’eel bin Abi Ziyad al-Sukuni, from Ja’far bin Muhammed, from his father, peace be upon them both, from the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, that he said: Women are four: jami’ mujma’, rabee’ murabba’, kurb muqma’ and ghull qaml.



Hadith #2

قال أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، " جامع مجمع " أي كثيرة الخير مخصبة، و " ربيع مربع " التي في حجرها ولد وفي بطنها آخر، و " كرب مقمع " أي سيئة الخلق مع زوجها، و " غل قمل " أي هي عند زوجها كالغل القمل، وهو غل من جلد يقع فيه القمل فيأكله ولا يتهيأ أن يحل منه شئ وهو مثل للعرب.

Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah al-Barqi said: Jami’ mujma’ means to have much goodness and to be fertile; rabee’ murabba’ is the one in whose home is a child and in her belly is another one; kurb muqma’ means that she has bad mannerisms with her husband; and ghull qaml means that to her husband, she is like ghull qaml, which is a part of skin in which there is lice , and so it devours it while he is not able to remove anything of it. It is a proverb for Arabs.