An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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cylindrical coordinates
  هماراهای ِ استوانه‌ای   
hamârâhâ-ye ostovâne-yi (#)

Fr.: coordonnées cylindriques   

A coordinate system for a point in space, using an origin (O) and three perpendicular axes (Ox, Oy, Oz), in which a point (P) in space is specified by three numbers ρ, φ, z. The two first numbers, ρ and φ, are → polar coordinates for the vertical projection of P on the xy-plane, and z is the vertical distance of P from the xy-plane.

cylindrical; → coordinate.

cylindrical lens
  عدسی ِ استوانه‌ای   
adasi-ye ostovâneyi (#)

Fr.: lentille cylindrique   

A lens in which at least one surface is formed like a portion of a cylinder. Also called astigmatic lens.

cylinder; → lens.

Cynthian
  ماهی، مانگی   
mâhi (#), mângi (#)

Fr.: cynthien   

Referring to the Moon.

From L. Cynthia "the Moon," from Gk. Kynthia "woman from Kynthos." Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born.

Mâhi, mângi referring to mâh, mâng, → moon.

Cytherean
  ناهیدی   
Nâhidi (#)

Fr.: cythérien   

Referring to the planet Venus.

From Cythera, in Gk. mythology another name of Aphrodite (Roman equivalent Venus), goddess of love and beauty, since she was believed to emerge from the Mediterranean island Cythera.

Nâhidi referring to Nâhid, planet Venus, Mid.Pers. Anahid "immaculate, unstained," goddess of pure waters and fertility, from Av. arədvi-sûra-anâhita, from arədvi- "increasing, rising," + sûra- "strong, powerful" (Skt. śūra- "valient, courageous") + anâhita "unstained," from an- negation prefix + âhita "spotted."

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