An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 649

Fr.: elfe   

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.

runemudan (#)

Fr.: émaner   

To flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate; arise (

From L. emanatus, p.p. of emanare "flow out," figuratively "arise from, proceed from."

Runemudan "to appear, come out," literally "to show face," from ru "face," → surface, + nemudan "to show," → display.

runemud (#)

Fr.: émanation   

An act or instance of emanating; something that emanates or is emanated.

emanate; → -tion.

embedded star
  ستاره‌ی ِ فروپوشیده   
setâre-ye forupušidé

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.
2) To cause to become a body or part of a body.

From en- "in" + → body

Tanigândan, from Mid.Pers. tanig "bodily, corporal," from tan "body," → if and only if, + -ig, → -ik, + -ândan suffix of transitive verbs.

embolismic month
  بهیزک، ماه ِ بهیزکی   
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.
2) In ancient Iranian → solar calendar the additional whole month of 30 days employed every 120 years to compensate for the left-over quarters of days in a calendar year of 365 days (120 years × 0.25 days = 30 days).

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.

embolismic year
  سال ِ بهیزکی   
sâl-e behizaki (#)

Fr.: année embolismique   

In ancient calendars, a year that contains an → embolismic month.

embolismic month; → year.


Fr.: émerger   

1) Move out of or away from something and become visible.
2) To rise or come forth from or as if from water or other liquid (

ex-, + merge, → submerge.


Fr.: émergence   

1) The process of becoming visible after being concealed.
2) The escape of an insect or other invertebrate from an egg, cocoon, or pupal case.
3) The process of coming into existence or prominence (

emerge; → -ence.


Fr.: émergent   

1) Coming into being or notice.
2) Philo.: (of a property) arising as an effect of complex causes and not analyzable simply as the sum of their effects.
3) Ecology: Of or denoting a plant which is taller than the surrounding vegetation, especially a tall tree in a forest (

emerge; → -ent.

emergent ray
  پرتو ِ زمرچنده   
partow-e zomarcandé

Fr.: rayon émergent   

Optics: The → light ray leaving a → medium, in contrast to the → incident ray. If the medium has parallel sides, → angle of incidence and → angle of emergence

emergent; → ray.


Fr.: émersion   

Astro.: Same as → egress.


  زموژنده، زموژگر   
zomužandé, zomužgar

Fr.: émigré   

A person who emigrates, as from his or her native country or region (

emigrate + -ant a suffix forming adjectives and nouns from verbs.


Fr.: émigrer   

To leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate.

ex-; → migrate.


Fr.: émigration   

An act or instance of emigrating; a body of emigrants; emigrants collectively.

Verbal noun of → emigrate.

gosil (#)

Fr.: émission   

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."

emission band
  باند ِ گسیلی   
bând-e gosili

Fr.: bande d'émission   

In a spectrum, a combination of several closely spaced, often unresolved, → emission lines occurring across a limited range of wavelengths.

emission; → band.

emission coefficient
  همگر ِ گسیل   
hamgar-e gosil

Fr.: coefficient d'émission   

Electromagnetic flux emitted by a source per unit volume per unit time.

emission; → coefficient.

emission feature
  آرنگ ِ گسیل   
ârang-e gosil

Fr.: motif d'émission   

Any emission mark in the spectrum of a celestial object resulting from line formation or of unknown origin.

emission; → feature.

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