Fr.: image fantôme
A faint false image caused by reflection that is sometimes seen in an optical system. In spectroscopy, a false image of a spectral line formed by irregularities in the ruling of diffraction gratings.
Ghost, from O.E. gast "soul, spirit, breath," from P.Gmc. *ghoizdoz (cf. M.Du. gheest, Ger. Geist "spirit, ghost"), from PIE base *ghois- "to be excited, frightened;" cf. Av. zaēša- "horrible, frightful," zôiždišta- "the most loathsome;" Mid./Mod.Pers. zešt "ugly, disgusting;" Goth. usgaisjan "to be afraid;" O.E. gæstan "to frighten."
Parhib "ghost," Pers. word of Xorâsâni dialect.
Ghost Head Nebula
miq-e sar-e parhib
Fr.: Nébuleuse de la Tête de Fantôme
A star forming region in the → Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite of our Galaxy, as pictured by the → Hubble Space Telescope. It spans about 50 light-years and contains several young, → massive stars.
One that receives or entertains guests especially in his own home. → host galaxy.
M.E. (h)oste, from O.Fr. hoste "guest, host," from L. hospitem (nom. hospes) "guest, host," lit. "lord of strangers," from hostis "stranger."
Mizbân "host," from Mid.Pers. mezdbân "host," from mêzd "offering, meal," Mod.Pers. miz "guest; offering; meal" + -bân a suffix denoting "keeper, guard," sometimes forming agent nouns or indicating relation (e.g. keštibân "sailor;" bâdbân "a sail;" mehrabân "affectionate;" mizbân "host;" âsiyâbân "a miller;" bâqbân "gardener"). This suffix derives from O.Pers. -pāvan- (as in xšaça.pāvan- "satrap"); Av. -pāna- (as in pəšu.pāna- "keeping the passage, bridge guard"), from Proto-Iranian *pa- "to prtotect, keep," → observe, + suffix *-van-; cf. Skt. -pāna- (as in tanū.pāna- "protection of the body").
kahkešân-e mizbân (#)
Fr.: galaxie hôte
A usually faint galaxy in which a remarkable phenomenon, such as a → supernova event, occurs.
parhib-e Lyman (#)
Fr.: image fantôme de Lyman
In spectroscopy, a false image of a spectral line formed by irregularities in the ruling of diffraction gratings.
Fr.: fantôme de Mirach
Same as → NGC 404.