A cardinal number, 2 plus 1.
M.E.; O.E. threo, thrib, feminin and neuter of thri(e); cf. O.Fris. thre, M.Du., Du. drie, O.H.G. dri, Ger. drei, Dan. tre), cognate with Pers. sé, as below.
Sé, from Mid.Pers. sé; Av. θrayô, θrayas, tisrô, θri; cf. Skt. tráya, tri, trini; Gk. treis, L. tres, Lith. trys, O.C.S. trye, Ir., Welsh tri, O.E. threo, as above; PIE base *trei-.
parâse-ye sé jesm
Fr.: problème à trois corps
The mathematical problem of studying the positions and velocities of three mutually attracting bodies (such as the Sun, Earth and Moon) and the stability of their motion. This problem is surprisingly difficult to solve, even in the simple case, called → restricted three-body problem, where one of the masses is taken to be negligibly small so that the problem simplifies to finding the behavior of the mass-less body in the combined gravitational field of the other two. See also → two-body problem, → n-body problem.
Fr.: écoulement tri-dimensionnel
A flow whose parameters (velocity, pressure, and so on) vary in all three coordinate directions. Considerable simplification in analysis may often be achieved, however, by selecting the coordinate directions so that appreciable variation of the parameters occurs in only two directions, or even only one (B. Massey, Mechanics of Fluids, Taylor & Francis, 2006).
The level that must be reached for a physical effect to begin or be noticeable.
M.E. threschold, O.E. threscold, threscwald "doorsill, point of entering."
Âstâné "threshold; a place of rest or sleeping," variant âstân; Mid.Pers. âstânak; ultimately from Proto-Iranian *ā-stānaka-, from *stā- "to stand;" cf. O.Pers./Av. sta- "to stand, stand still; set;" Av. hištaiti; Mid.Pers. êstâtan "to stand;" Mod.Pers. istâdan "to stand;" cf. Skt. sthâ- "to stand;" Gk. histemi "put, place, weigh," stasis "a standing still;" L. stare "to stand;" Lith. statau "place;" Goth. standan; PIE base *sta- "to stand."
Fr.: seuil d'énergie
The minimum energy necessary for the occurrence of some chemical/physical effect.
threshold of reaction
Fr.: seuil de réaction
The minimum energy, for an incident particle or photon, below which a particular reaction does not occur.
Fr.: seuil de signal
The minimum intensity of a signal that can be detected and recognized.
The front part of the neck. → nozzle throat.
M.E. throte, O.E. throte, throta, throtu; cognate with O.H.G. drozza "throat," O.N. throti "swelling."
Galu "throat," related to geri, geribân "collar," gerivé "low hill," gardan "neck;" Mid.Pers. galôg, griv "throat," gartan "neck;" Av. grīvā- "neck;" cf. Skt. gala- "throat, neck;" Gk. bora "food;" L. gula "throat" (Fr. gueule "(animal) mouth"), gluttire "to gulp down," vorare "to devour;" PIE base *gwer- "to swallow, devour." L. gula; cf. Mod.Pers. galu "throat,"
A jointed ring placed at the upper end of a → planispheric astrolabe astrolabe. By slipping one's thumb into the ring, one raises the instrument so that its weight and symmetrical design keeps it perpendicular to the ground (online museo galileo, VirtualMuseum).
From L. thronus, from Gk. thronos "elevated seat, chair, throne," from PIE root *dher- "to hold firmly, support;" cf. L. firmus "firm, steadfast, strong, stable," Skt. dharma- "statute, law;" Pers. dâr-, dâštan "to have, to possess," → property.
Korsi "throne, chair, seat," from Ar. kursī.
Fr.: 1) étrangler, serrer la gorge de; 2) mettre au ralenti
1a) To stop the breath of by compressing the throat; strangle.
M.E. throtelen, from throten "to cut the throat of (someone), strangle," from → throat.
Tâsenidan, from Dezfuli tâsenidan "to choke, compress the throat," cf. Laki, Šuštari tâsenan "to strangle," Ilâmi tâsânen "to strangle," Baxtiyâri tâsest "suffocated," Fini Bandar-Abbâs tâsaki "exhausted," (Dehxodâ) tâsidan "to be afflicated or sad," tâsidé "tired, emaciated," Baluci ta(n)sit "to be out of breath, pant;" Skt. tam- "to become suffocated, exhausted;" L. temulentus "drunken;" PIE *temH- "to faint, be exhausted" (Cheung 2007).
Fr.: 1) détente Joule-Thomson
1) Thermodynamics: A process in which a gas, originally at a constant high
pressure, passes → adiabatically
through a porous wall or a narrow opening into a region of constant lower
pressure. The throttling process is → irreversible
and is accompanied by an increase of → entropy.
The → enthalpy of the gas is the same in the
→ initial and
→ final → states.
Also called → Joule-Thomson expansion.
The change in the temperature of the gas in throttling is known as
the → Joule-Thomson effect.
Fr.: à travers
1) In at one end, side, or surface and out at the other.
M.E. (preposition and adv.), metathetic variant of thourgh, O.E. thurh, (cognates O.S. thuru, OFris. thruch, Du. door, O.H.G. thuruh, Ger. durch), cognate with Av. tarô, tarə "over, across, beyond," L. trans-, → trans-.
Târu, related to tarâ-, → trans-, and from Av. tarô, tarə, as above.
To propel something through the air in any way, especially by swinging the arm and releasing the object from the hand; → ejecter.
M.E. throwen, thrawen, "to twist, turn writhe" (cf. O.S. thraian, M.Du. dræyen, Du. draaien, O.H.G. draen, Ger. drehen "to turn, twist").
Andâxtan, andâz-, from Mid.Pers. handâxtan, handâz-; ultimately from Proto-Iranian *ham-tak-, from *ham- "together, with, same," → syn- + *tak- "to run, to flow;" cf. Av. tak- "to run, to flow," taciāp- "flowing water," tacinti (3pl.pers.act.) "to flow," tacar- "course," tacan "current, streaming;" Mod.Pers. tacidan, tâxtan, tâzidan "to run; to hasten; to assault," tajan name of a river (initially "flowing, streaming, stream"), tâzi "swift (greyhound)," tak "running, rush," from Mid.Pers. tâz-, tâxtan "to flow, to cause to walk," tc- "to flow, to walk," tag "running, attack," tâzig "swift, fast;" Khotanese ttajs- "to flow, to walk;" Skt. tak- to rush, to hurry," takti "runs;" O.Ir. tech- "to flow;" Lith. teketi "to walk, to flow;" O.C.S. tešti "to walk, to hurry;" Tokharian B cake "river;" PIE base *tekw- "to run; to flow.
M.E. thrusten, thrysten (v.); O.N. thrysta "to thrust, force."
Pišrâné, from piš "before; in front" (Mid.Pers. pêš "before, earlier," O.Pers. paišiya "before; in the presence of") + râné, from rândan "to push, drive, cause to go" (causative of raftan "to go, walk, proceed," present tense stem row-, Mid.Pers. raftan, raw-, Proto-Iranian *rab/f- "to go; to attack").
A fourth magnitude star (V = 3.65), called also α Draconis, in the constellation → Draco. Despite its designation as Alpha (α), it is the seventh brightest star of the constellation. Thuban is a → giant star of → spectral type A0 III lying 310 → light-years away. It has an faint → companion in an orbit with a 51 day period. Thuban was the → pole star at about 2700 BC. Other designations: HR 5291, HD 123299, and SAO 16273.
Thuban, from Ar. Ath-thu'bân (
A soft, malleable, ductile, lustrous silver-white metal; symbol Tm. Atomic number 69; atomic weight 168.9342; melting point about 1,545°C; boiling point 1,947°C; specific gravity 9.3. Thulium was discovered in 1879 by the Swedish chemist Per Theodor Cleve in a sample of erbium mineral. It was first isolated by the American chemist Charles James in 1911.
From Thule, the earliest name for Scandinavia.
A loud rumbling sound emitted by rapidly expanding air along the path of the electrical discharge of lightning.
M.E. thonder, thunder, O.E. thunor, from P.Gmc. *thunraz (cf. O.Fris. thuner, M.Du. donre, Du. donder, O.H.G. donar, Ger. Donner "thunder"), cognate with Pers. tondar, as below.
Tondar; Mid.Pers. tndwr, Sogdian twntr; cf. Skt. stan- "to thunder, resound," tanyati "thunders, roars," tanyu- "thundering," stanatha- "thunder;" L. tonare "to thunder," tonitrus "thunder" (Fr. tonnerre); PIE base *(s)tene- "to resound, thunder."
tondar-tuf, tufân-e tondari
A → storm of → thunder and → lightning. Thunderstorms are associated with → convective clouds (Cumulonimbus) and are often accompanied by → precipitation. They are usually short-lived and hit on only a small area.
Tondar-tuf, tufân-e tondari, from tondar, → thunder + tuf stem of tufidan "to roar, to raise a tumult," tufân "storm, the roaring of the sea, the confused hum of men or animals." This Persian word may be related to Gk. typhon "whirlwind, mythical monster associated with tempests."
Anatomy: The inner of the two bones of the leg, that extend from the knee to the ankle and articulate with the femur and the talus; shinbone (Dictionary.com).
From L. tibia "shinbone," also "pipe, flute," of unknown origin.
Dorošt-ney, literally "large reed," from dorošt "large," → macro-, + ney "reed, pipe, flute."
1) sof; 2) sofidan
Fr.: 1) coche; 2) cocher
1) A small dot, mark, check, or electronic signal, as used to mark off an
item on a list, serve as a reminder, or call attention to something (Dictionary.com).
M.E. tek "little touch," akin to Du. tik "a touch, pat," M.H.G. zic.
Sof, sofidan, related to sufâr "the groove at the end part of an arrow," → nock, on the model of Fr. coche "notch, score."