A transient upper atmospheric phenomenon occurring over a → thunderstorm in the lower → ionosphere. Elves result from especially powerful electromagnetic radiation pulses that are generated from certain lightning discharges (→ sprite). As the energy passes upwards through the base of the ionosphere it causes the gases to briefly glow for less than a thousandth of a second. This makes elves virtually impossible to see with the naked eye. Elves occur at a height of around 90-95 km, and can expand outward to several hundred kilometers in diameter, like giant expanding doughnuts.
Short for: Emission of Light and Very low-frequency perturbations from Electromagnetic pulse sources.
From E. elf "(in folklore) a small often malicious fairy; goblin; sprite;" O.E. elf, ælf, ylfe; cf. O.S. alf, O.N. alfr, Ger. alp, of unknown origin.
To flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate; arise (Dictionary.com).
From L. emanatus, p.p. of emanare "flow out," figuratively "arise from, proceed from."
An act or instance of emanating; something that emanates or is emanated.
Fr.: étoile enfouie
A newborn star which is tightly enveloped by a surrounding cloud of gas and dust.
Ebedded p.p. of embed, from en- + bed from O.E. bed "bed," from P.Gmc. *badjam "sleeping place dug in the ground" (O.H.G. betti; Ger. bett); PIE base *bhedh- "to dig, pierce;" cf. Gk. bothyros "pit;" L. fodere "to dig," fossa "ditch;" → star.
Setâré, → star; forupušidé, p.p. of forupušidan, from foru- "below; beneath; down, downwards;" Mid.Pers. frôt "down, downwards;" O.Pers. fravata "forward, downward;" Skt. pravát- "a sloping path, the slope of a mountain" + pušidan "to cover, conceal, clothe; to wear clothes;" Mid.Pers. pôšidan, pôš- "to cover, put on, wear;" cf. Mid.Pers. pôst; Mod.Pers. pust "skin, hide;" O.Pers. pavastā- "thin clay envelope used to protect unbaked clay tablets;" Skt. pavásta- "cover;" Proto-Indo-Iranian *pauastā- "cloth."
Fr.: incarnation, incorporation, personnification
The act of embodying; the state or fact of being embodied.
verbal noun of → embody.
Fr.: exprimer, concrétiser, incarner
1) To give a concrete form or body to an idea or quality.
From en- "in" + → body
behizak (#), mâh-e behizaki (#)
Fr.: mois embolismique
1) In several → lunisolar calendars, an
→ intercalary month employed to preserve a seasonal relationship
between the Lunar and Solar cycles. For example, in the
→ Hebrew calendar the extra month,
called Adar Alef, was inserted after Shvat
so that the month of Nissan (month of spring) does not begin in winter.
M.E. embolisme, from M.L. embolismus "intercalation," from Gk. emballein "to throw into, to insert," from em- "in" + ballein "to throw" (source of the medical term embolism "the obstruction (of an artery, etc.) by a clot of blood, bubble of air, etc."); → month.
Behizak, from Mid.Pers. vihezagig or vihezakik "movable," from vihezag "movement, progression," from vihez- "to move, progress;" mâh, → month.
sâl-e behizaki (#)
Fr.: année embolismique
In ancient calendars, a year that contains an → embolismic month.
1) Move out of or away from something and become visible.
1) The process of becoming visible after being concealed.
1) Coming into being or notice.
Fr.: rayon émergent
Astro.: Same as → egress.
A person who emigrates, as from his or her native country or region (Dictionary.com).
→ emigrate + -ant a suffix forming adjectives and nouns from verbs.
To leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate.
An act or instance of emigrating; a body of emigrants; emigrants collectively.
Verbal noun of → emigrate.
In an atom, a characteristic amount of energy radiated (as line emission) when an electron moves from an outer orbit to an inner orbit around the nucleus, corresponding to the lost energy of the electron.
From L. emissionem "a sending out," from emiss-, stem of emittere "send forth," from → ex- "out" + mittere "to send."
Gosil, variant gosi "sending away, dismission;" Mid.Pers. wisé "to despatch" (Parthian Mid.Pers. wsys- "to despatch;" Buddhist Mid.Pers. wsydy "to despatch;" Sogdian 'ns'yd- "to exhort"), from Proto-Iranian *vi-sid- "to despatch, send off," from prefix vi- "apart, away, out," + *sid- "to call."
Fr.: bande d'émission
In a spectrum, a combination of several closely spaced, often unresolved, → emission lines occurring across a limited range of wavelengths.
Fr.: coefficient d'émission
Electromagnetic flux emitted by a source per unit volume per unit time.
Fr.: motif d'émission
Any emission mark in the spectrum of a celestial object resulting from line formation or of unknown origin.