Fr.: tour solaire
A structure used in solar observations in order to raise the equipment above the atmospheric disturbances caused by solar heating of the ground and the radiation of the heat into the atmosphere.
A building or structure taller than its diameter and high relative to its surroundings, either separated or forming part of a building.
From M.E. tour, earlier tur, tor, from O.Fr., from L. turris, from Gk. tyrris "tower."
Borj "tower," related to Pers. borz "height, magnitude, greatness," boland "high," bâlâ "up, above, high, elevated, height," Laki dialect berg "hill, mountain;" Mid.Pers. burz "height," buland "high;" O.Pers. baršan- "height;" Av. barəz- "high, mount," barezan- "height;" cf. Skt. bhrant- "high;" L. fortis "strong" (Fr. and E. force); O.E. burg, burh "castle, fortified place," from P.Gmc. *burgs "fortress;" Ger. Burg "castle," Goth. baurgs "city," E. burg, borough, Fr. bourgeois, bourgeoisie, faubourg; PIE base *bhergh- "high;" borj loaned into Ar. from Mid.Pers. as burj.
durbin-e borji, teleskop-e ~
Fr.: télescope vertical, tour solaire