- v. archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lack.
- lack + -eth (Wiktionary)
“One who "committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding," Proverbs tells us, and "he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul" 6:32.”
“Know that one who lacketh experience in worldly matters readily falleth into misfortune; and whoso considereth not the end keepeth not the world to friend, and the vulgar say: — I was lying at mine ease: nought but my officiousness brought me unease.”
“To a framework lere and lorn that lacketh blood and life,”
“Whoso wandereth the world, for he lacketh him a home.”
“Zubaydah kisseth the earth before thee and saith to thee, Thou knowest she hath bidden make this crown, which lacketh a great jewel for its dome-top; and she hath made search among her treasures, but cannot find a jewel of size to suit her mind.”
“Then said she to me, ‘Verily, thou art one of the most pleasant of men, polished, passing well-bred and polite; but there lacketh one thing.’”
“When I heard these words my vitals were stirred, O Commander of the Faithful, and I was moved to delight, for her excessive loveliness and the beauty of the verses she sang; and I envied her her skill and said, ‘There lacketh somewhat to thee, O damsel!’”
“Then he bade them paint it, and they painted it rarely, so that it was a delight to the beholders; after which Abu Sir went up to the King and told him that they had made an end of building and decorating the Hammam, adding, “There lacketh naught save the furniture.””
“Then Abu Kir observed, “By Allah, O my comrade, this is a mighty fine Hammam of thine, but there lacketh somewhat in its ordinance.””
“But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.”
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