An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Fr.: colloque   

1) An informal meeting for the exchange of views.
2) A usually academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.

From L. colloquium "conference, conversation," from → com- "together" + loqui "to speak".

From Lori hacâyé "conversation among two or more people," maybe from Av. ušyāi- "to speak, talk," from vak- "to speak," Skt. vacas "speech, word," cognate with L. vox "voice," vocare "to call," Gk. ops "voice," epos "song;" PIE root *wek- "to speak".

rang (#)

Fr.: couleur   

1) A visual sensation produced in the brain when the eye views various wavelengths or frequencies of light.
2) Short for → color index.
3) A property of → quarks required to distinguish the three basic quarks of which → baryons are composed. In all → hadrons, the quarks (red, green, blue) are combined in such a way as to yield a colorless overall particle.

From M.E. colour, from O.Fr. colur, from L. color "color, hue," from Old L. colos "a covering," from PIE *kel-os- "that which covers," from *kel- "to cover, conceal."

Rang, from Mid.Pers. rang "color" (abrang "splendor"), related to Mod.Pers. razidan "to color," raxš "a mixture of red and white," also the name of Rostam's horse (loan from Sogd.?), awrang "glory, beauty, throne;" Kurd. raš "black;" cf. Skt. raj- "to color, to become red;" Gk. rezein "to color;" PIE base *(s)reg- "to color, paint" (Cheung 2007).

color excess
  فزونی ِ رنگ   
fozuni-ye rang,

Fr.: excès de couleur   

The difference between the observed → color index of a star and the intrinsic color index corresponding to its → spectral type. It indicates the modification brought to a color index by the → interstellar absorption.

color; excess, M.E., from O.Fr., from L. excessus "departure, going beyond," p.p. excedere "to depart, go beyond," from → ex- "out" + cedere "to go, yield."

Fozuni, from afzuni "excess," afzuni kardan "to exceed bounds," → add; → color.

color index
  دیشن ِ رنگ   
dišan-e rang

Fr.: indice de couleur   

The difference between the → apparent magnitude of a star measured at one standard wavelength and the apparent magnitude at another longer, standard wavelength, allowing the quantitative measure of a star's color.

color; → index.

color temperature
  دمای ِ رنگ   
damâ-ye rang

Fr.: température de couleur   

The temperature of that black-body which has the same spectral energy distribution in a limited spectral region, as the object under study has.

color; → temperature.

color transformation
  ترادیس ِ رنگ   
tarâdis-e rang

Fr.: transformation de couleur   

Empirical mathematical transformation applied to the observed magnitudes in order to convert them into a standard system, or into a different system.

color; → transformation.

color-color diagram
  نمودار ِ رنگ-رنگ   
nemudâr-e rang-rang (#)

Fr.: diagramme couleur-couleur   

A diagram based on two photometric colors usually representing the same class of astronomical objects.

color; → diagram.

color-color plot
  نمودار ِ رنگ-رنگ   
nemudâr-e rang-rang (#)

Fr.: diagramme couleur-couleur   

Fr.: diagramme couleur-couleur

Same as → color-color diagram.

color-luminosity diagram
  نمودار ِ رنگ-تابندگی   
nemudâr-e rang-tâbandegi

Fr.: diagramme couleur-luminosité   

A form of → Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in which the luminosity is the vertical axis and the → color index the horizontal axis.

color; → luminosity, → diagram.

color-magnitude diagram
  نمودار ِ رنگ-برز   
nemudâr-e rang-borz

Fr.: diagramme couleur-magnitude   

A form of → Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in which the visual absolute magnitude Mv is the vertical axis and the → color index the horizontal axis.

color; → magnitude, → diagram.

  رنگ سنجی   
rangsanji (#)

Fr.: colorimétrie   

The measurement and definition of unknown colors in terms of standard colors.

color; → -metry.

Kabutar (#)

Fr.: Colombe   

The Dove. A small → constellation in the Southern Hemisphere just south to → Canis Major and → Lepus. Abbreviation: Col; genitive: Columbae.

L. columba "dove."

Kabutar "pigeon," Mid.Pers. kabôtar, from kabôd "grey-blue; pigeon," cf. Skt. kapota- "a dove, pigeon; the grey color of a pigeon."

sotun (#)

Fr.: colonne   

CCD detector: Series of pixels arranged under one another.

Column, from O.Fr. columpne, from L. columna "pillar," collateral form of columen "top, summit," from PIE *kel- "to project."

Sotun, from Mid.Pers. stun, from O.Pers. stênâ "column," Av. stuna-, Skt. sthuna- "column."

column density
  چگالی ِ ستون   
cagâli-ye sotun

Fr.: densité de colonne   

Density of the interstellar matter lying between an object and the Earth in a cylinder with a unity base.

column; → density.


Fr.: colure   

Either of two great circles of the celestial sphere that passes through the poles and meets the ecliptic at either the solstice points (the solstitial colure) or the equinox points (the equinoctial colure).

From L. colurus, from Gk. kolouros "dock-tailed," from kol(os) "docked" + -ouros "-tailed," from oura "tail;" so called because the lower part is permanently hidden beneath the horizon.

Koldom, from Mod.Pers. kol "docked, short," most probably cognate with the Gk. term, as above, + dom(b) "tail," Av. duma- "tail." Recorded in classical dictionaries, kol has several variants in a large number of dialects: kola, kalta, kel, kelma, koc, kall, kor, kul in Gilaki, Tâleši, Lori, Malâyeri, Hamedâni, Qâeni, and others, cf. Av. kaurva- "bald, docked," kaurvôduma- "with a bald tail," kaurvôgaoša- "with bald ears."

com-, col-, con-, cor-, co-
  هم-، هن-، ها-، هَ-   
ham- (#), han- (#), hâ- (#), ha- (#)

Fr.: com-, col-, con-, cor-, co-   

Prefix denoting "together; with; joint; jointly". It is sometimes used for intensification as in complete, complain, convince.

M.E., from O.L., classical L. form cum "together, together with," Gk. koinos "common," from PIE *kom- "beside, near, by, with."

Ham- and ham "together, with; same, equally, even," Mid.Pers. ham-, like L. com- and Gk. syn- with neither of which it is cognate. O.Pers./Av. ham-, Skt. sam-, sa-; also O.Pers./Av. hama- "one and the same," Skt. sama-, Gk. homos-; originally identical with PIE numeral *sam- "one," from *som-. The Av. hąm- (nasal a) appears in various forms: ham-, han- (before gutturals, palatals, dentals) and also həm-, hən-, ha- (Bartholomae, 1772). Variants in Pers. ha- as in (Anâraki) ha-bend, → connect, and (Kurd.) hasûn "to whet, sharpen," and hâ- as in hâ-dâdan, hâ-gereftan, see Dehxodâ.

  گیس، گیسو   
gis, gisu (#)

Fr.: coma   

1) The glowing envelope of gas and dust that surrounds a comet's nucleus.
2) An elongated, → comet-shaped → image of a → point source of → light caused by → aberration in the → optical system. In → telescopes it is often because → off-axis rays of light striking different parts of the → objective do not focus in the same → image plane.
Coma Berenices; → Coma cluster; → hydrogen coma.

L. coma "hair," from Gk. kome "hair;" → hair.

Coma Berenices
  گیسوان ِ برنیکه   
Gisovân-e Bereniké (#)

Fr.: Chevelure de Bérénice   

Berenice's Hair. A → constellation made up of many faint stars and located near the north Galactic pole between → Canes Venatici to the north, → Virgo to the south, → Leo to the west, and → Boötes to the east. Abbreviation: Com; genitive: Comae Berenices.

coma; L. Berenices genitive of Berenice, a queen of Egypt, wife of Ptolemy III, who sacrificed her hair to Aphrodite, begging her husband's victory in the war with the Assyrians, who had killed his sister. While the story is an old one, the constellation is relatively new, being introduced by Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).

Coma cluster
  خوشه‌ی ِ گیسو   
xuše-ye Gisu (#)

Fr.: amas de Coma   

The nearest rich cluster of galaxies which contains more than a thousand known galaxies, is about 20 million light-years in diameter, and lies about 280 million light-years away in the → constellation  → Coma Berenices. Also known as Abell 1656.

coma; → cluster.


Fr.: combinaison   

1) General: The act of combining or the state of being combined.
2) Math: The number of ways elements making up a set can be arranged into various groups without regard to their order in the group. → permutation

Noun from → combine

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