An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 425

Fr.: fiction   

1) Literary works invented by the imagination, such as novels or short stories.
2) An invented story or explanation; lie.
3) The act of inventing a story or explanation.
4) Law: Something assumed to be true for the sake of convenience, though probably false (

M.E., from O.Fr. ficcion "dissimulation, ruse; invention, fabrication" and directly from L. fictionem "a fashioning or feigning," noun of action from p.p. stem of fingere "to shape, form, devise, feign," originally "to knead, form out of clay," from PIE *dheigh- "to build, form, knead;" akin to Skt. dehah "body," literally "that which is formed," dih- "to besmear;" Gk. teikhos "wall;" L. fingere "to form, fashion," Gothic deigan "to smear;" O.Irish digen "firm, solid."

Formed on the model of fiction, as above, from diz- "to build, to form;" (related to Pers. dež, dez "fortress"); cf. Mid.Pers. dys-/dēs- "to build;" Sogd. dys "to build;" Av. (+ *pari-) daēz- "to build (around);" Proto-Ir. *daiz- "to build, form;" from PIE *dheigh- "to build, form," as above, + suffix -an.

meydân (#)

Fr.: champ   

1) General: An expanse of anything.
2) Physics: A region or space defined by the presence of a physical force, such as electric, magnetic, or gravitational.
3) Math.: A mathematical entity for which addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are well-defined.

M.E., from O.E. feld "plain, open land," probably related to O.E. folde "earth, land," from P.Gmc. *felthuz "flat land" (cf. Ger. Feld), from PIE *pel(e)-tu-,from base *pele- "flat, to sprea;" cf. L. planus "flat, level," → plane.

Meydân "field, field of battle, arena, extensive plain," from Mid.Pers. mêdân "arena, field." This term is loaned into Ar. from Pers. or Mid.Pers.

field curvature
  خمیدگی ِ میدان   
xamidegi-ye meydân (#)

Fr.: courbure de champ   

An aberration in an optical instrument, common in Schmidt telescopes, in which the focus changes from the center to the edge of the field of view. Owing to this aberration, a straight object looks curved in the image.

field; → curvature.

field equation
  هموگش ِ میدان   
hamugeš-e meydân

Fr.: équation de champ   

In a physical theory, an equation that describe how a fundamental force interacts with matter. Einstein's equations of → general relativity are called field equations since they describe the → gravitational field. Similarly, → Maxwell's equations describe the electromagnetic field.

field; → equation.

field galaxy
  کهکشان ِ میدان   
kahkešân-e meydân

Fr.: galaxie de champ   

A galaxy that lies in the direction of a → cluster of galaxies, but is not a member of the cluster. Field galaxies are rare, less than about 5% of all galaxies.

field; → galaxy.

field horizontal branch star
  ستاره‌ی ِ شاخه‌ی ِ افقی ِ میدانی   
setâre-ye šâxe-ye ofoqi-ye meydâni

Fr.: étoile de la branche horizontal du champ   

A → horizontal branch star with high velocity.

field; → horizontal; → branch; → star.

field lens
  عدسی ِ میدان   
adasi-ye meydân

Fr.: lentille de champ   

A lens placed at or near the focal plane of a telescope to create an image of the primary mirror inside the instrument.

field; → lens.

field O star
  ستاره‌ی ِ Oی ِ میدان   
setâre-ye O-ye meydân

Fr.: étoile O de champ   

An → O-type star which is apparently not associated with a → star cluster. A significant fraction of → massive stars in the → Milky Way and other galaxies are located far from star clusters and → star-forming regions. It is known that some of these stars are → runaways, i.e. possess high → space velocities (determined through the → proper motion and/or → radial velocity measurements), and therefore most likely were formed in embedded clusters and then ejected into the field because of dynamical interactions or → binary-→ supernova explosions. However, there exists a group of field O stars whose runaway status is difficult to prove via direct proper motion measurements or whose low space velocities and/or young ages appear to be incompatible with their large separation from known star clusters. The existence of this group led some authors to believe that these stars can form → in situ. The question of whether or not O stars can form in isolation (→ isolated massive star formation) is of crucial importance for → star formation models (Gvaramadze et al., 2012, MNRAS, 424, 3037).

field; → O star.

field object
  بر‌آخت ِ میدان   
barâxt-e meydân

Fr.: objet de champ   

An astronomical object that is seen in the direction of a group but not physically belonging to the group. → field galaxy.

field; → object.

field of force
  میدان ِ نیرو   
meydân-e niru (#)

Fr.: champ de force   

The region of → space surrounding a body, such as a mass of → matter, a → charged particle, or a → magnet, within which it can exert a → force on another similar body not in contact with it.

field; → force.

field of view
  میدان ِ دید   
meydân-e did (#)

Fr.: champ de vue   

The entire angular expanse of the sky viewed by an optical instrument.

field; → view.

field rotation
  چرخش ِ میدان   
carxeš-e meydân

Fr.: rotation de champ   

The effect of the Earth's rotation on the position of the image formed on the → focal plane of a telescope during long exposures. In the case of → equatorial mounting, the image remains fixed, whereas it turns continuously with an → altazimuth mounting. In the latter case the image motion must be compensated by an appropriate mechanism, → field rotator.

field; → rotation.

field rotator
  چرخاننده‌ی ِ میدان   
carxânande-ye meydân

Fr.: rotateur de champ   

A device used on a telescope to correct for the → field rotation while tracking an object.

field; → rotator.

field star
  ستاره‌ی ِ میدان   
setâre-ye meydân

Fr.: étoile de champ   

A star that does not belong to a stellar cluster, but happens to be adjacent to it.

field; → star.

field stop
  دریچه‌ی ِ میدان   
darice-ye meydân

Fr.: diaphragme de champ   

A diaphragm located at an image plane of an optical system that determines the size and shape of the image. → aperture stop.

field; → stop.

field theory
  نگره‌ی ِ میدان   
negare-ye meydân

Fr.: théorie des champs   

1) A theory which uses the concept of → field to describe physical phenomena. It consists of two types: → classical field theory and → quantum field theory.
2) Math.: A branch of mathematics which studies the → fields.

field; → theory.

šekl (#)

Fr.: figure   

The precise curve required on the surface of an optical element, especially the mirror of a reflecting telescope.

From O.Fr. figure, from L. figura "a shape, form."

Šekl from Ar. šakl "figure."



The final stage of mirror making, a process of altering the mirror's shape into the one required for proper function. → grinding; → polishing.

Figuring, noun of → figure.

Šekldahi, "giving form," from šekl, → figure + dahi, a verbal noun of dâdan "to give," from Mid.Pers. dâdan "to give," O.Pers./Av. dā- "to give, grant, yield," dadāiti "he gives;" cf. Skt. dadáti "he gives," Gk. didomi "I give," tithenai "to put, set, place;" L. dare "to give, offer;" facere "to do, to make;" Rus. delat "to do;" O.H.G. tuon, Ger. tun, O.E. don "to do." PIE base *dhe- "to put, to do."

rešté (#)

Fr.: filament   

1) A long tongue of a relatively cold matter (10,000 K), suspended in the → solar corona (2 million K). Filaments seem dark in the Hα light when they are seen projected on the solar disk; at the limb they look as what they actually are: → prominences.
2) Electricity, Electronics: In electric light bulbs and thermionic valves, a wire of metal of high melting point, which is heated by the passage of an electric current.
3) Cosmology: → cosmic filament.

From Mod.L. filamentum, from L.L. filare "to spin, draw out in a long line," from L. filum "thread," from PIE base *gwhi- "thread, tendon;" cf. Gk. bios "bow;" Skt. jiyā- "bow-string;" Av. jiiā- "bow-string;" Mod.Pers. zeh "string, bow-string" (dialectal Qomi zij "mason's cord"); Arm. jil "string, line;" Lith. gijà "thread;" Russ. žica "thread."

Rešté "thread, line, file," from reštan, ristan "to spin;" Mid.Pers. 'rws- "to turn to," abrešom "silk;" Sogdian rwyšt "spun;" Av. uruuaēs- "to twist, turn;" Proto-Iranian *uris- "to turn, spin."

filamentary nebula
  میغ ِ رشته‌ای   
miq-e rešteyi

Fr.: nébuleuse filamentaire   

A nebula, generally ionized, consisting of filament-like structures of gas, such as the Veil Nebula (NGC 6960) or the supernova remnant IC 443.

Filamentary adj. of → filament; → nebula.

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