An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 954
Alkaid (η Ursae Majoris)
Qâed (#)

Fr.: Alkaïd   

The second brightest star in → Ursa Major and the end star in the handle of the → Big Dipper. Alkaid is a blue B3V main sequence star of apparent magnitude of 1.86 and lies at about 100 → light-years.

Alkaid "leader, chief," from Al-Qa'id al-Banat an-Na'ash "the leader of the daughters of the bier," from Banat "daughters" + Na'ash "bier". Banat an-Na'ash is the Ar. name of the constellation.

Qâed from Ar. Al-Qa'id.

qalyâ (#)

Fr.: alcali   

A substance that dissolves in water to give hydroxide ions. A generic name for → bases.

M.E. alkaly, from alcali, M.L. alkali, from Ar. al-qily (القلی) "salt wort," a plant growing in alkaline soils.

Qalyâ, loan from Ar., as above.

alkali line
  خط ِ قلیایی   
xatt-e qalyâyi

Fr.: raie alcaline   

A spectral line produced by an → alkali metal.

alkali; → line.

alkali metal
  فلز ِ قلیایی   
felez-e qalyâyi (#)

Fr.: métal alcalin   

Any of the chemical elements belonging to group A of the → periodic table, which burn vigorously in air; i.e. → lithium, → sodium, → potassium, → rubidium, → cesium, and → francium. Alkali metals have a → valence of one and are softer and less dense than other metals.

alkali; → metal.

qalyayi (#)

Fr.: alkalin   

Having the properties of an → alkali; having a → pH greater than 7.0.

From alkal(i) + -ine a suffix denoting "of or pertaining to," "of the nature of," "like."

From qalyâ, → alkali, + -yi adj. suffix.

alkaline earth metal
  فلز ِ قلیایی ِ خاکی   
felez-e qalyâyi-ye xâki (#)

Fr.: terre alcaline   

Any of the metallic chemical elements belonging to group 2 of the → periodic table; i.e. → beryllium, → magnesium, → calcium, → strontium, → barium, and → radium. They are not found free in the nature because they are highly reactive.

alkaline; → earth; → metal.

Felez, → metal; qalyâyi, → alkaline; xâki "of or pertaining to soil," from xâk, → soil.

hamé (#)

Fr.: tout, tous   

The whole quantity or amount.

M.E. al, plural alle; O.E. eall "all, every, entire;" cf. O.Fris., O.H.G. al, O.N. allr, Goth. alls.

Hamé- "all," variant hami "all the time, always;" Mid.Pers. hamâg "all," hamê "all the time, always;" Av. hama- "any;" cf. Skt. sama-"any, every, whichever;" Gk. amo-then "whichever;" Goth. sums "any;" O.N. sumr "any;" O.E. sum "some;" E. some.

all-sky survey
  بردید ِ همه-آسمان   
bardid-e hame-âsmân

Fr.: relevé sur tout le ciel   

A → survey that collects data on the whole sky. For example the infrared → Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) and the X-ray → ROSAT All-Sky Survey.

all; → sky; → survey.

hamdasti (#)

Fr.: alliance   

1) The act of allying or state of being allied; the result of this action.
2) A union to advance the common interests of the members.

M.E., from O.Fr. aliance, from al(ier) "to ally," → alloy, + → -ance.

Hamdasti, literally "joining hand," from ham-, → com-, + dast, → hand, + -i noun suffix.


Fr.: allouer   

1) General: To assign or allot for a particular purpose.
2) Computers: To assign an amount of resource (disk, memory, CPU time, etc.) to a defined user.

From M.L. allocate imperative plural of allocare "allocate," from → ad- "to" + locare "to place," from locus "a place."

Teskidan, from tesk "portion, share, part, lot; a tax upon lands, tribute extracted," variants tešk, toxs (kardan) "distribute, divide;" loaned in Ar. tisq, tasq; tasu "a weight of four barley corns; the twenty-forth part of a weight;" Mid.Pers. tasû "the fourth part," loaned in Ar. tassûj, in Syriac tassûgâ "the fourth part; a measure;" ultimately Proto-Ir. *caçû-ka-; cf. Av. caθwarô, catur-, → four.


Fr.: allocation   

The act of allocating; the state of being allocated.

Verbal noun of → allocate.

degarvâr (#)

Fr.: allotrope   

One of two or more forms in which a → chemical element occurs, each differing in physical properties; e.g. → diamond and → graphite are allotropes of → carbon.

From allo-, combining form of Gk. allos "other, different;" cf. L. alius "else;" → alias + trope, from Gk. -tropos "a turn, way, manner," from tropein "to turn;" PIE base *trep- "to turn" (cf. L. trepit "he turns").

Degarvâr, from degar "other, another" (Mid.Pers. dit, ditikar "the other, the second;" O.Pers. duvitiya- "second;" Av. daibitya-, bitya- "second;" Skt. dvitiya- "second;" PIE *duitiio- "second") + -vâr denoting "resembling, like;" Mid.Pers. -wâr; Av. -vara, -var; cf. Skt. -vara.

degarvâregi (#)

Fr.: allotropie   

A property of certain → chemical elements, as → carbon, → sulfur, and → phosphorus of existing in two or more distinct forms, known as → allotropes.


allowed band
  باند ِ پرزامیده   
bând-e parzâmidé

Fr.: bande permise   

In solid-state physics, the range of energies which electrons can attain in a material.

P.p. of v. allow, from O.Fr. alouer "approve," from L. allaudare , compound of → ad- "to" + laudare "to praise."

Bând, → band; parzâmidé, p.p. of parzâmidan "to send through, permit, allow," from parzâm "permission," from par- "through" + zâm stem of zâmidan, Mid.Pers. zâmenidan "to send, lead;" → permit

âlyâž (#)

Fr.: alliage   

A material composed of two or more → metals, or of a metal or metals with a non-metal, exhibiting characteristic metallic properties. Some examples: → bronze is an alloy of → copper and → tin, brass is an alloy of → zinc and copper, and → steel is an alloy of → iron and → carbon. Alloys have properties which differ from those of their components. Moreover, different component proportions yield alloys with different properties.

From M.F. aloi, from O.Fr. alei, from aleier "to mix, combine," from L. alligare "to bind up," from → ad- "to" + → ligare "to bind."

Âlyâž, loanword from Fr.

Almach (γ Andromedae)
  عناق، عناق‌العرض   
Anâq, Anâq-ol-Arz

Fr.: Almach   

The third brightest star in Andromeda and one of the most beautiful double stars in the sky. The brighter star of the pair appears golden yellow or slightly orange; it is a bright (of second magnitude) giant K star. The fainter companion, which appears greenish-blue, is also double.

This star is also known as Almaak, Alamak, Almak, or Almaach, from Ar. Al-'Anaq al-'Ardh "a small animal of Arabia similar to a badger."


Fr.: Almageste   

A comprehensive treatise, compiled by Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria, around A.D. 140, that summarized the astronomy, geography, and mathematics of antiquity, and included a star catalogue with data for 1,022 stars.

Almagest, from Ar. Al-majisti, from al "the" + Gk. megiste (suntaxis) "the greatest (composition)," from femenine of megistos, superlative of megas "great."


Fr.: almanach   

A book of tables, usually covering a period of one calendar year, that lists the future positions of the Moon, planets, and other prominent celestial objects, together with other useful astronomical data.

M.E. almenak, from M.L. almanach, perhaps from late Gk. almenikhiaka "ephemeris," perhaps of Coptic origin.

Axtar sâlnâmé, from axtar, → star, + sâlnâmé "calendar," from sâl, → year, + nâmé "book."

  مقنطر، پرهون ِ فرازا   
moqantar, parhun-e farâzâ

Fr.: almucantar   

A small circle on the celestial sphere parallel to the horizon. The locus of all points of a given altitude. Also called altitude circle, circle of altitude, parallel of altitude.

Almucantar, from L. almucantarath, from Ar. almuqantarât, from al- "the" + muqantarât "sundial," from qantarah "arch".

Moqantar, from Ar., as above. Parhun-e farâzâ from parhun, → circle, + farâzâaltitude.

Alnath (β Tau)
  ناطح، شاخزن   
Nâteh (#), šâxzan (#)

Fr.: Alnath   

A blue star of visual magnitude 1.65 in the constellation → Taurus. Alnath is a giant star of type B7 lying at a distance of about 10.95 → light-years.

Alnath, from Ar. An-nâteh "the butting" (horn), from nath "to butt".

Šâxzan "the butting," from Mod.Pers. šâx zadan "to butt or push with the horns," from šâx "horn" + zadan "to strike, to butt".

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