An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Fr.: positron   

The → antiparticle of the → electron, which has the same → mass, → spin, and → electric charge as the electron, but the charge is → positive. Positrons may be generated by → radioactive decay or by → pair production from energetic → gamma ray photons.

From posi(tive), → positive + (elec)tronelectron.


Fr.: positronium   

A short-lived bound state of a positron and an electron.

From → positron + -ium (as in barium, titanium), from N.L., from L. neuter suffix.


Fr.: posseder   

1) To have as belonging to one; have as property; own.
2) To have as a faculty, quality, or the like.
3) Of a spirit, especially an evil one) to occupy, dominate, or control (a person) from within (

M.E. possesen, from M.Fr. possesser, "to have and hold, take, be in possession of," from L. possess-, p.p. stem of possidere "to have and hold, be master of, own," probably a compound of potis "having power, powerful, able," from PIE root *poti- "powerful; lord;" from which also derived Skt. patih "master, husband," Gk. posis, Lithuanian patis "husband" + sedere, from PIE root *sed-, "to → sit."

Dâreštidan, infinitive and back formation from dârešt, → possession.


Fr.: possession   

1) The act or fact of possessing; the state of being possessed.
2) A thing possessed (

possess; → -tion.

Dârešt, verbal noun of dâštan "to have, possess" (on the model of konešt, from kardan; xoršt, from xordan; bâlešt, from bâlidan; râmešt, from râmidan; (Lori) zenešt, from zadan; (Nowdân, Fârs) perešt, from paridan); Mid.Pers. dâr-, dâštan "to have, hold, preserve;" O.Pers./Av. dar- "to hold, keep back, maintain, keep in mind;" Skt. dhr- "to hold, keep, preserve," dharma- "what is established or firm; law;" Gk. thronos "elevated seat, throne," L. firmus "firm, stable," Lith. daryti "to make," PIE *dher- "to hold, support."


Fr.: possession   

1) Of or relating to possession or ownership.
2) having or showing an excessive desire to possess, control, or dominate.
3) Denoting an inflected form of a noun or pronoun used to convey the idea of possession, association, etc.; the possessive case (

possess; → -tion.

possessive case
  کاته‌ی ِ دارشتی   
kâte-ye dârešti

Fr.: genetif   

Same as → genitive case.

possessive; → case.


Fr.: possibilité   

The state or fact of being possible. Something possible.

M.E. possibilite, from L.L. possibilitas, → possible + → -ity.

Šodanigi, from šodani, → possible, + -igi, → -ity.

šodani (#)

Fr.: possible   

1) Capable of happening or likely to happen in the future.
2) Capable of being real, present, or true.

M.E., from L. possibilis "that may be done," from posse "to be able" + -ibilis "-able."

Šodani "possible, practicable," from šodan "to become, to be, to be doing, to go, to pass," from Mid.Pers. šudan, šaw- "to go;" Av. š(ii)auu-, šiyav- "to move, go," šiyavati "goes," šyaoθna- "activity; action; doing, working;" O.Pers. šiyav- "to go forth, set," ašiyavam "I set forth;" cf. Skt. cyu- "to move to and fro, shake about; to stir," cyávate "stirs himself, goes;" Gk. kinein "to move;" Goth. haitan "call, be called;" O.E. hatan "command, call;" PIE base *kei- "to move to and fro."

  ۱) برنما؛ ۲) برنمودن، برنما کردن   
1) barnemâ; 2) barnemudan, bernemâ kardan

Fr.: 1) affiche; 2) afficher   

1a) An online message that is submitted to a message board or electronic mailing list.
1b) Text, images, etc., that are placed on a website.
2a) To affix (a notice, bulletin, etc.) to a post, wall, or the like.
2b) To place (text, images, etc.) on a website (

M.E., from O.E. post "pillar, doorpost," and O.Fr. post "post, upright beam," both from L. postis "post, doorpost."

Barnemâ, literally "display, show off," from bar- "on; up; upon; in," → on-, + nemâ, present stem of nemudan "to show," → display.

  پسا-، پس-   
pasâ- (#), pas- (#)

Fr.: post-   

A prefix, meaning "behind, after, later, subsequent to, posterior to."

From L. post (adverb and preposition) "behind, after, afterward," cognate with Gk. (Arcadian and Cyprian dialects) pos "toward, on, at;" Skt. paśca "behind, after, later."

Pasâ-, from pas "behind" (e.g.: pas-e pardé "behind the curtain"), variant pošt "back; the back; behind;" Mid.Pers. pas "behind, before, after;" O.Pers. pasā "after;" Av. pasca "behind (of space); then, afterward (of time);" cf. Skt. paścā "behind, after, later;" L. post, as above; O.C.S. po "behind, after;" Lith. pas "at, by;" PIE *pos-, *posko-.

post-asymptotic giant branch star (post-AGB)
  ستاره‌ی ِ پسا-شاخه‌ی ِ غولان ِ ناهمساوی   
setâre-ye pasâ-šâxe-ye qulân-e nâhamsâvi

Fr.: étoile post-asymptotique   

A star in a short-lived evolutionary stage evolving from the → asymptotic giant branch toward higher → effective temperatures. The majority of low and intermediate mass stars (1 to 8 → solar masses) are believed to pass through this stage on their way to becoming → planetary nebulae.

post-; → asymptotic giant branch.

post-main sequence star
  ستاره‌ی ِ پسا-رشته‌ی ِ فریست   
setâre-ye pasâ-rešte-ye farist

Fr.: étoile post séquence principale   

A star that has evolved off the → main sequence.

post-; → main sequence; → star.

post-Newtonian expansion
  سپانش ِ پسا-نیوتنی   
sopâneš-e pasâ-Newtoni

Fr.: développement post-newtinien   

post-Newtonian formalism.

post-; → Newtonian; → expansion.

post-Newtonian formalism
  دیسه‌گرایی ِ پسا-نیوتنی   
disegerâyi-ye pasâ-Newtoni

Fr.: formalisme post-newtonien   

An approximate version of → general relativity that applies when the → gravitational field is → weak, and the matter → velocity is → small. Post-Newtonian formalism successfully describes the gravitational field of the solar system. It can also be applied to situations involving compact bodies with strong internal gravity, provided that the mutual gravity between bodies is weak. It also provides a foundation to calculate the → gravitational waves emitted by → compact binary star systems, as well as their orbital evolution under radiative losses. The formalism proceeds from the Newtonian description and then, step by step, adds correction terms that take into account the effects of general relativity. The correction terms are ordered in a systematic way (from the largest effects to the smallest ones), and the progression of ever smaller corrections is called the → post-Newtonian expansion.

post-; → Newtonian; → formalism.


Fr.: post-nova   

The stage following a nova outburst, when the star has returned to a quiescent state.

post-; → nova.

post-planetary nebula star
  ستاره‌ی ِ پسا-میغ ِ سیاره‌ای   
setâre-ye pasâ-miq-e sayyâre-yi

Fr.: étoile post-nébuleuse planétaire   

An evolved star whose → planetary nebula has dissipated.

post-; → planetary; → nebula; → star.


Fr.: post-modernisme   

Any of a number of trends or styles in architecture, philosophy, literature, and art developed in the latter part of the 20th century often in reaction to → modernism. In philosophy, postmodernists claim that value systems are concoctions of human partial knowledge rather than systems reflecting universal objective truth. The most influential early postmodern philosophers include Jean Baudrillard, Jean-François Lyotard, and Jacques Derrida.

The term postmodernism was first coined by architects to designate an architectural response against the earlier Bauhaus style, which was characterized by box-like apartment buildings, the absence of ornamentation and harmony between the function of a building and its design; → post- + → modernism.

pas afkandan (#)

Fr.: renvoyer, remettre, ajouner   

To put off to a later time; defer.

From L. postponere "put after; neglect; postpone," from → post- "after" + ponere "to put, place," → position.

Pas afkandan, literally "to throw after," "to postpone" (Dehxodâ), from pas- "after," → post-, + afkandan "to throw," → stopword.

  ۱) فراوس؛ ۲) فراوسیدن   
1) farâvas; 2) farâvasidan

Fr.: 1) postulat; 2) postuler   

1a) Math.: An unproved → assumption taken as basic in a mathematical system, and from which (in combination with other → postulates) the propositions of the system are derived, or in terms of which the propositions are proved. In modern usage, postulate is synonymous with → axiom.
1b) Physics: A fundamental principle. For example, the two postulates of special relativity of Einstein are: 1) The laws of physical phenomena are the same when studied in terms of two → reference frames moving at a constant velocity relative to each other. 2) The → velocity of light in free space is the same for all observers and is independent of the relative velocity of the source of light and the observer. See also → Planck postulate.
2a) General: To ask, demand, or claim. To claim or assume the existence or truth of, especially as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
2b) Math.: To assume as a postulate.

From L. postulatum "petition, thing requested," noun use of neuter of p.p. of postulare "to ask, request, demand," akin to poscere "to request."

Farâvas (on the model of piš-nahâd "proposition," and farâ-nemudan "to exhibit, expose"), from farâ-, → pro-, + vas. The second component from Av. vas- "to will, desire, wish, long for," vasəmi "I wish," vasna- "will, favor," ušti- "desire, wish, will," vasô, vasə "at one's will;" cf. O.Pers. vasiy "at will, greatly, utterly," vašna- "will, favor;" Mid.Pers. vasnâd "because, on account of." This word is extant in several Modern Iranian dialects: Tabari vessen "to wish, desire," Gilaki vâssan "to wish, desire," vâsti "desire; for, because, on account of;" Kurd. wistin "to desire, wish," Lâri avessa "to desire;" Nâyini vas "to like;" colloquial Tehrâni vâsé "for;" Lori, Malâyeri biza "pregnancy craving;" cognate with Skt. vaś- "to wish, want, desire," váśa- "wish, desire," vasēna "for, because;" Gk. ekon "voluntary;" PIE base *uek- "to wish."

potâsiom (#)

Fr.: potassium   

A silvery-white metallic chemical element; symbol K (from L. kalium "potash"). Atomic number 19; atomic weight 39.0983; melting point 63.25°C; boiling point 760°C.

Coined by the English chemist Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829), who first isolated it in 1807 from electrolysis of caustic potash (KOH); from Mod.L. potassa, Latinized form of E. potash + -ium.

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