(a.), a figure of speech in Arabic (later also Persian, Turkish, etc.) rhetoric.
tarṣīʿ means “the act of setting, fixing, or putting together (jewels, precious stones, etc.); the act of making (a thing) according to a measure; the act of forming (it) by the inserting of one part within another” (cf. Lane, s.v.
Tarṣīʿ al-ʿiḳd , according to the rhetoricians, means “that the same pearls are on one side of the necklace as are on the other” (Ibn al-At̲h̲īr,
al-Mat̲h̲al , i, 361).
Tarṣīʿ is …