An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 417
kork (#)

Fr.: duvet   

1) Light, downy particles, as of cotton.
2) A soft, light, downy mass (

Apparently a variant of floow "wooly substance, down, nap," perhaps from Flemish vluwe, from Fr. velu "shaggy, hairy," from L. vellus "fleece," or L. villus "tuft of hair" (Online Etymology Dictionary).

Kork "down, soft wool, fluff," of unknown etymology.

  کرکوار، کرکی   
korkvâr, korki

Fr.: duveteux, bouffant   

Of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
2) Light or airy (

From → fluff + -y adj. suffix, from O.E. -ig, cognate with L. -icus, → -ic.

Korkvâr "resembling fluff," with -vâr, a suffix of possession, similarity, and aptitude (e.g., omidvâr, sezâvâr, sugvâr, šâhvâr, gušvâr), → -oid; korki adj. with -i.

fluffy dust grain
  دانه‌ی ِ غبار ِ کرکوار   
dâne-ye qobâr-e korkvâr

Fr.: grain de poussière duveteux   

An aggregate of small particles loosely stuck together. Same as → porous dust grain.

fluffy; → dust; → grain.

šâré (#)

Fr.: fluide   

A continuous, amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another and that has the tendency to assume the shape of its container; collective term for liquids and gases.

From L. fluidus "fluid, flowing," from fluere "to flow;" → flux.

Šârré, from šârr, → flux.

fluid dynamics
  توانیک ِ شاره‌ها   
tavânik-e šârehâ

Fr.: dynamique des fluides   

The branch of → fluid mechanics that deals with the movement of gases and liquids.

fluid; → dynamics.

fluid mechanics
  مکانیک ِ شاره‌ها   
mekânik-e šârehâ

Fr.: mécanique des fluides   

The branch of physics that extends the ideas developed in → mechanics and → thermodynamics to the study of motion and equilibrium of → fluids.

mechanics; → fluid.


Fr.: fluidité   

The ability of a substance to flow; reciprocal of → viscosity.

fluid + → -ity.


Fr.: fluorescence   

Process in which photons of lower energy are emitted as the result of absorption of energy by an atom or molecule from other radiation. The phenomenon lasts as long as the stimulus responsible for it is present. → phosphorescence.

Coined by E. mathematician and physicist Sir George G. Stokes (1819-1903) from fluor- (from fluorspar "a mineral composed of calcium fluoride, CaF2, also called fluorite, that is often fluorescent under ultraviolet light") + -escence a suffix of nouns denoting action or process, change, state or condition, etc.

Angiztâbi, from angiz present stem of angixtanexcite + tâb "light; heat, warmth; illuminating," from tâbidan, tâftan "to shine," tafsidan "to become hot" (Av. tāp-, taf- "to warm up, heat," tafsat "became hot," tāpaiieiti "to create warmth;" cf. Skt. tap- "to spoil, injure, damage; to suffer; to heat, be/become hot," tapati "burns;" L. tepere "to be warm," tepidus "warm;" PIE base *tep- "warm") + -i noun suffix.

fluorescent lamp
  لامپ ِ انگیزتاب   
lâmp-e angiz-tâb

Fr.: ampoule fluorescente   

A tubular electric discharge lamp in which light is produced by the fluorescence of phosphors coating the inside of the tube.

Fluorescent adj. of → fluorescence; → lamp.


Fr.: fluorure   

A compound (salt of hydrofluoric acid) containing → fluorine.

fluorine; → -id.

fluor (#)

Fr.: fluor   

Gaseous chemical element; symbol F. It is the most reactive of all chemical elements. It is a yellowish, corrosive gas, which reacts with most organic and inorganic substances. → Atomic number 9; → atomic weight 18.9984; → melting point -219.62 °C; → boiling point -188.14 °C; → density 1.696 grams per liter at STP; → valence -1. Fluorine and its compounds are used in producing uranium (from the → hexafluoride) and more than 100 commercial fluorochemicals, including many high-temperature plastics.

From L. fluere "flow, → flux," since fluorspar (CaF2) was used as a flux in metallurgy because of its low melting point. It was discovered in hydrofluoric acid by the Swedish pharmacist and chemist Carl-Wilhelm Scheele in 1771 but it was not isolated until 1886 by the French pharmacist and chemist Ferdinand Moisson.

šâr (#)

Fr.: flux   

The amount of energy, fluid, or particles passing in a given direction in a unit of time.

O.Fr. flux, from L. fluxus, p.p. of fluere "to flow," PIE base *bhleug- (cf. L. flumen "river;" Gk. phluein "to boil over, bubble up," phlein "to abound").

Šâr "outpouring of water, wine, etc.," šâridan "to flow (as river) with a great noise; to pour," âbšâr "waterfall;" Ossetic ægzælyn "to pour down;" Av. γžār- "to flow;" cf. Skt. ksar- "to flow;" Gk. phtheirein "to destroy, perish."

flux calibration
  کبیزش ِ شار   
kabizeš-e šârr

Fr.: calibration de flux   

The → calibration of the flux received by a detector in terms of absolute units.

flux; → calibration.

flux density
  چگالی ِ شار   
cagâli-ye šârr

Fr.: densité de flux   

Flux of radiation that falls on a detector per unit surface area of the detector per unit bandwidth of the radiation per unit time.

flux; → density.

flux unit
  یکای ِ شار   
yekâ-ye šârr

Fr.: unité de flux   

In radio astronomy, same as → jansky (symbol Jy), a unit of electromagnetic flux equivalent to 10-26 watts per square meter per Hertz.

flux; → density.

  پرواز کردن، پروازیدن   
parvâz kardan (#), parvâzidan (#)

Fr.: voler   

To move through the air using wings. Travel through the air or outer space.

M.E. flien, O.E. fleogan; cognate with O.H.G. fliogan, Ger. fliegen, O.Norse fljuga.

Infinitive from parvâz, → flight.


Fr.: survol   

A trajectory that takes a → space probe close to a Solar System body (planet, satellite, asteroid, comet) but does not permit it to enter an orbit about the body.

fly + by, from M.E., from O.E. be or bi, from P.Gmc. *bi "around, about" (cf. Du. bij, Ger. bei "by, at, near"), from *umbi, (cf. L. ambi "around, about," Gk. amphi "around, about," Skt. abhi "on both sides," Av. aibi, aiwi, O.Pers. aiby "to, against, in addition to," Mid.Pers. aw-, ab-, Mod.Pers. af- (as in afzudan "to increase, add," afruxtan "to inflame, kindle, blaze," afqân "lamentation, groaning, cires for help").

Barvâz, from bar- "on, up; upon, over," → on-, + vâz, as in parvâz, → flight.

kânuni (#)

Fr.: focal   

Of or relating to a focus; placed at or measured from a focus.

focus + → -al.

focal distance
  دورای ِ کانونی   
durâ-ye kânuni

Fr.: distance focale   

same as → focal length.

focal; → distance.

focal length
  درازای ِ کانونی   
derâzâ-ye kânuni

Fr.: longueur focale   

The distance between the optical center of a lens, or the surface of a mirror, and its focus.

focal; → distance.

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