Raqîq pl. ariqqâ’, riqâq = slave, slaves (sing. and coll.); flat loaf of bread (nejd); thin; slender, slim; fine, delicate; soft, tender, gentle; sensitive, tactful, discreet, prudent | (tujârat al-raqîq) slave trade; (raqîq al-hâl) poor, needy; (raqîq al-hâshîyah [al-hawâshî]) friendly, courteous, civil, amiable; (raqîq al-sha`ur) sensitive; (raqîq al-tab‘ ) kind, gentle, mild-tempered, friendly; (raqîq al-mizâj) gentle hearted.