An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 486
patu (#)

Fr.: couverture   

1) A large piece of thick cloth for use as a bed covering, animal covering, etc, enabling a person or animal to retain natural body heat.
2) Any extended covering or layer (
blanketed model, → blanketing, → blanketing effect, → line blanketing, → line-blanketed model, → unblanketed model, → wind blanketing.

From M.E., from O.Fr. blanchet, diminutive of blanc "white; white cloth."

Patu "blanket; a kind of woolen cloth," Kermâni dialect poto "wollen; woolly;" cf. Skt. patta- "cloth, colored or fine cloth."

blanketed model
  مدل ِ پتومند   
model-e patumand

Fr.: modèle à effet de couverture   

line blanketing.


Fr.: effet de couverture   

line blanketing.

blanketing effect
  ا ُسکر ِ پتومندی   
oskar-e patumandi

Fr.: effet de couverture   

line blanketing.


Fr.: blazar   

A term specifying → BL Lac objects or → quasars when the → continuum radiation emitted from the active nucleus is highly polarized and very variable.

Blazar, a combination of BL Lac and quasar.


Fr.: flambée; blaze   

1) General: A bright → burst of fire, a flame; a bright or steady light or glare.
2) Optics: The concentration of a limited region of the spectrum into any → order other than the zero order.

O.E. blæse "a torch, flame," from P.Gmc. *blason, from PIE *bhel- "to shine."

Beliz, from Lori beleyz "flame, blaze," Kordi belise "flame, blaze," Mid.Pers. brâh, Av. braz- "to shine, gleam, flash, radiate," cf. Skt. bhâ- "to shine," bhrajate "shines, glitters," O.H.G. beraht "bright," O.E. beorht "bright;" PIE *bhereg- "to shine."

blaze angle
  زاویه‌ی ِ بلیز   
zâviye-ye beliz

Fr.: angle de blaze   

The angle between the operating facet of the grooves and the overall plane of a diffraction grating.

blaze; → angle.

Angâl, zâviyée, → angle; belizblaze.

blaze wavelength
  موج-طول ِ بلیز   
mowjtul-e beliz

Fr.: longueur d'onde de blaze   

The wavelength in a given diffraction order for which the efficiency curve reaches its maximum.

blaze; → wavelength.

Mowjtulwavelength; belizblaze.

blazed grating
  توری ِ بلیزی   
turi-ye belizi

Fr.: réseau échelette   

A → diffraction grating ruled appropriately so that a large proportion of the diffracted light is concentrated into a few, or even a single → order of interference.

Blazed, adj. of → blaze; → grating.

Turi, noun from tur "a net, a fishing net;" belizi adj. from beliz, → blaze.

Blazhko effect
  اسکر ِ بلاژکو   
oskar-e Blazhko

Fr.: effet Blazhko   

A long term, generally irregular modulation of → light curves of a large subclass of → RR Lyrae stars. Most of the modulations occur on the time scale of some 60 periods, although the range extends from some tens to some hundreds of periods. Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, a number of explanations have been proposed for this effect, but its nature is still a matter of investigation. The explanations include: closely spaced pulsation modes, a modal 1 : 2 resonance, an oblique rotator model, a non-radial modal interaction, convective cycles, and nonlinear resonant mode coupling between the 9th overtone and the fundamental mode (see, e.g., R. Buchler and Z. Kolláth 2011, astro-ph/1101.1502).

Named after Sergei N. Blazhko (1870-1956), a Russian astronomer who discovered the effect for the star EW Dra (1907, Astron. Nachr. 175, 325); → effect.

Blazhko star
  ستاره‌ی ِ بلاژکو   
setâre-ye Blazhko

Fr.: étoile à effet Blazhko   

A star showing the → Blazhko effect.

Blazhko effect; → star.



The capcity of a diffraction grating, in certain configurations, to concentrate a large percentage of the incident light into a specific diffraction order.

Blazing, noun from → blaze.

Belizeš, noun from beliz "blaze."


Fr.: défaut   

General: A flaw or defect.
Detectors: Latent imperfections in the photodiodes (pixels) of a solid-state detector.

From O.Fr. blemiss "to turn pale," extended stem of blemir, blesmir "to injure, make pale."

Âk "defect, blemish," Mid.Pers. ak, âk "evil, harm," Av. aka- "bad, wicked;" cf. Skt. aka- "pain , trouble."

  ۱) توهم؛ ۲) توهم شدن   
1) tuham; 2) tuham šodan

Fr.: 1a) blend; 1b) mot-valise; 2) mélanger   

1a) Description of two or more adjacent → spectral lines which are mixed due to insufficient → resolving power of the → spectrograph.
1b) Linguistics: A word which is coined by extracting and combining arbitrary pieces of two or more existing words. Examples include → smog, motel (motor + hotel), brunch (breakfast + lunch), → pulsar, and → shellular. Same as portmanteau.
2) Of two or more → spectral lines, to become merged into one line as a consequence of insufficient instrumental → resolution.

M.E., from O.N. blanda; akin to O.E. blandan "to mix," Lith. blandus "impure, cloudy."

Tuham, from tu "inside" + ham "together," → com-.

blend lines
  خطهای ِ توهم، تانهای ِ ~   
xatthâ-ye tuham, tânhâ-ye ~

Fr.: raies mélangées   

Spectral lines intermingled.

blend; → line.

kur (#)

Fr.: aveugle   

Unable to see; sightless.

M.E., from O.E. blind "blind," akin to Du., Ger. blind, O.N. blindr, Goth. blinds "blind."

Kur "blind," variants kul "squint-eyed," kolok, kalek, kelek, kalâž, kâž, kâj, kâc "squint-eyed," Lori, Laki, Kurd. xêl "cross-eyed, squinting;" Mid.Pers. kôr "blind;" akin to O.Irish coll "one-eyed;" M.Irish goll "blind;" Gk. (Hes.) kellas "one-eyed;" Skt. kāná- "blind of one eye;" PIE *kolnos "one-eyed." The Pers. luc "crossed-eyed" may be related to a separate group containing L. lusca, luscus "one-eyed" (Fr. louche "squinting").

kuri (#)

Fr.: cécité   

The state or condition of being sightless.

blind; → -ness.


Fr.: clignoter   

1) To close and open the eyes rapidly.
2) To shine intermittently; flash on and off.

M.E. blinken, variant of blenken "to blench;" cf. Du. and Ger. blinken.

Možidan, from možé "eyelash," Mid.Pers. mec "eyelash," mecitan "to blink," cf. Skt. mes "to open the eyes," O.C.S. po-mežiti "to close the eyes." → twinkling.

blink comparator
  هم‌سنجگر ِ مژشی   
hamsanjgar-e možeši

Fr.: comparateur à clignotement   

An instrument for comparing two photographs of the same stellar field, taken at different times, by quickly alternating from one to the other. The purpose of the comparison is to detect subtle changes in the position or brightness of the stars.

blink; → comparator.

Hamsanjgar, → comparator; možeš noun from možidan, → blink.


Fr.: clignotement   

An intermittent appearance of a group of characters on the display terminal, usually used to convey a message to the user.

Blinking, noun from to blink.

Možeš, noun from možidan, → blink (v).

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