Being at rest; quiet; still; inactive. → quiescent prominence.
From L. quiescens, pr.p. of quiescere, from quies "rest, quiet."
Âramidé "quiescent, reposed, rested," from âramidan "to rest, repose," related to ârâm "quiet" (Mid.Pers. râm "peace," râmenidan "to give peace, pleasure," râmišn "peace, pleasure" (Mod.Pers. râmiš), Av. ram- "to stay, rest;" cf. Skt. ram- "to stop, stand still, rest, become appeased;" Gk. erema "quietly, gently;" Goth. rimis "rest;" Lith. rãmas "rest").
Fr.: protuberance quiescente
A → solar prominence of relatively cool material that hovers over Sun's surface for weeks or months with relatively little overall change. Such prominences are suspended above the → chromosphere by → magnetic fields. A quiescent prominence may suddenly erupt outward and dissipate, often to be replaced, in the same location, by a new one. See also → eruptive prominence; → loop prominence.