An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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levitation
  بالاشد   
bâlâšod

Fr.: lévitation   

A physical process occurring in stellar atmospheres whereby → radiation pressure selectively pushes certain elements outward, leading to an atmospheric overabundance of such elements.

from levitate modeled on gravitate, from L. levitas "lightness," from levis "light."

Bâlâšod, literally "raising up," from bâlâ "hig, up," → high + šod past stem of šodan "to go, to pass, to become," → set.

levo-, lev-
  چپ-   
cap- (#)

Fr.: levo-   

A combining form meaning "left" and "counterclockwise," used in the formation of compound words, such as → levorotation, levocardia, levoglucose, etc. The variant lev- occurs before vowels. Compare → dextro-.

From L. laevo-, from laevus, cf. Gk. laios, Russ. levyj, + epenthetic vowel -o-.

Cap-, from cap "left," of unknown etymology.

levorotation
  چپ‌چرخش   
capcarxeš

Fr.: lévorotation   

The counterclockwise rotation of the → plane of polarization of light (as observed when looking straight through the incoming light) by certain substances.

Adj. related to → levorotation.

levorotatory
  چپ‌چرخ   
capcarx

Fr.: lévogyre   

Relating to an → optically active substance that brings about → levorotation.

Adj. related to → levorotation.

lexicography
  واژه‌نگاری   
vâženegâri

Fr.: lexicographie   

A branch of → linguistics that deals with the principle and methods of writing dictionaries.

lexicology; → -graphy.

lexicology
  واژه‌شناسی   
vâžešnâsi (#)

Fr.: lexicologie   

A branch of → linguistics that studies the formation, meaning, and use of words and their idiomatic combinations. In contrast to → terminology, lexicology is based on words and does not conceive of meaning unless it is related to the word.

From lexic, from Gk. lexicon, noun use of lexikos "pertaining to words," from lexis "word; speech" (+ -ikos, → -ics), from legein "to say, speak, recount," + -o-, + → -logy.

Vâžešnâsi, from vâžé, → word, + -šenâsi, → -logy.

Leyden jar
  بطری ِ لیده   
botri-ye Leydé

Fr.: bouteille de Leyde   

An early form of → capacitors which is a glass jar coated inside and outside about half way up the side with metal foil. A chain connects the inner coating to a rod which usually terminates in a small brass knob. The jar is charged by connecting the knob, that is the inner metal coating, to a charged body, meanwhile grounding the outer coating. Same as Leiden jar

Named after Leyden (Leiden) the city where it was invented by the Dutch scientist Pieter van Musschenbroek in 1745, independently from the German Ewald Georg von Kleist; jar a usually "cylindrical vessel," from M.Fr. jarre, from Provençal jarra, from Ar. jarrah.

Botri, → bottle.

Li I line
  خط ِ Li I   
xatt-e Li I

Fr.: raie Li I   

lithium I line.

lithium; I for → neutral atom; → line.

Libra
  ترازو   
Tarâzu (#)

Fr.: Balance   

The Scales. An inconspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere and a sign of the → Zodiac, at 15h 30m right ascension, 15° south declination. Abbreviation: Lib; genitive: Librae.

L. libra "balance," of obscure origin.

Tarâzu "balance, scales," Mid.Pers. tarâzên-, taraênidan "to weigh," Proto-Iranian *tarāz-, from *tarā- "balance, scale" (cf. Skt. tulā- "scales, balance, weight," from tul- "to weigh, make equal in weight, equal," tolayati "weighs, balances," L. tollere "to raise," Gk. talanton "balance, weight," Atlas "the Bearer" of Heaven," Lith. tiltas "bridge;" PIE base telə- "to lift, weigh") + Av. az- "to convey, conduct, drive," azaiti drives" (cf. Skt. aj- "to dive, sling," ájati "drives," ajirá- "agile, quick," Gk. agein "to lead, guide, drive, carry off," L. agere "to do, set in motion, drive," from PIE root *ag- "to drive, move," → act).

libration
  رخگرد   
roxgard (#)

Fr.: libration   

An effect caused by the apparent wobble of the Moon as it orbits the Earth. The Moon always keeps the same side toward the Earth, but due to libration, 59% of the Moon's surface can be seen over a period of time.

L. libration- "a balancing."

Roxgard, literally "turning the face," from rox, variant ru(y) "face, surface; aspect; appearance" (Mid.Pers. rôy, rôdh "face;" Av. raoδa- "growth," in plural form "appearance," from raod- "to grow, sprout, shoot;" cf. Skt. róha- "rising, height") + gard "turning, changing," from gardidan "to turn, to change" (Mid.Pers. vartitan; Av. varət- "to turn, revolve;" Skt. vrt- "to turn, roll," vartate "it turns round, rolls;" L. vertere "to turn;" O.H.G. werden "to become;" PIE base *wer- "to turn, bend").

life
  زیست   
zist (#)

Fr.: vie   

The condition that distinguishes living organisms from inorganic objects, i.e. non-life, and dead organisms. It is manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.

O.E. life, from P.Gmc. *liba- (cf. O.N. lif "life, body," Du. lijf "body," O.H.G. lib "life," Ger. Leib "body"), properly "continuance, perseverance," from PIE *lip- "to remain, persevere, continue, live;" cf. Gk. liparein "to persist, persevere."

Zist "life, existence," from zistan "to live;" Mid.Pers. zivastan "to live," zivižn "life," zivik, zivandag "alive, living;" O.Pers./Av. gay- "to live," Av. gaya- "life," gaeθâ- "being, world, mankind," jivya-, jva- "aliving, alive;" cf. Skt. jiva- "alive, living;" Gk. bios "life;" L. vivus "living, alive," vita "life;" O.E. cwic "alive;" E. quick; Lith. gyvas "living, alive;" PIE base *gweie- "to live."

lift
  بالابر   
bâlâbar (#)

Fr.: portance   

In fluid mechanics, the component of aerodynamical force which is perpendicular to the oncoming flow direction. In aeronautics, the perpendicular component of the force of the air against an airplane; the component that is effective in supporting the plane's weight. → drag; → thrust.

M.E. liften, from O.N. lypta "to raise;" cf. M.L.G. lüchten, Du. lichten, Ger. lüften "to lift;" O.E. lyft "heaven, air."

Bâlâbar "lift," from bâlâ "up, above, high, elevated, height" (variants boland "high," borz "height, magnitude" (it occurs also in the name of the mountain chain Alborz), Lori dialect berg "hill, mountain;" Mid.Pers. buland "high;" O.Pers. baršan- "height;" Av. barəz- "high, mount," barezan- "height;" cf. Skt. bhrant- "high;" L. fortis "strong" (Fr. & E. force); O.E. burg, burh "castle, fortified place," from P.Gmc. *burgs "fortress;" Ger. Burg "castle," Goth. baurgs "city," E. burg, borough, Fr. bourgeois, bourgeoisie, faubourg); PIE base *bhergh- "high") + bar present stem of bordan "to carry, transport" (Mid.Pers. burdan; O.Pers./Av. bar- "to bear, carry," barəθre "to bear (infinitive);" Skt. bharati "he carries;" Gk. pherein "to carry;" PIE base *bher- "to carry").

light
  ۱) نور، روشنایی؛ ۲) سبک   
1) (n.) nur (#), rowšanâyi (#); 2) (adj.) sabok (#)

Fr.: 1) lumière; 2) léger   

1) That portion of electromagnetic radiation visible to the human eye. However, other bands of the electromagnetic spectrum are also often referred to as different forms of light.
2) Of little weight; not heavy.

1) O.E. leoht, leht, from W.Gmc. *leukhtam (cf. O.Fris. liacht, M.Du. lucht, Ger. Licht), from PIE *leuk- "light, brightness," cognate with Pers. rowšan "bright, clear," ruz "day," rowzan "window, aperture;" foruq "light," and afruxtan "to light, kindle;" Mid.Pers. rôšn "light; bright, luminous," rôc "day;" O.Pers. raucah-rocânak "window;" O.Pers. raocah- "light, luminous; daylight;" Av. raocana- "bright, shining, radiant;" akin to Skt. rocaná- "bright, shining," roka- "brightness, light;" Gk. leukos "white, clear;" L. lux "light" (also lumen, luna); Fr. lumière.
2) From O.E. leoht, from P.Gmc. *lingkhtaz (cf. O.N. lettr, Swed. lätt, O.Fris., M.Du. licht, Ger. leicht, Goth. leihts), from PIE base *le(n)gwh- "easy, agile, nimble."

1) Nur, from Ar.
Rowšanâyi "light, brightness", from rowšan "bright, clear," cognate with light, as above.
2) Sabok, from Mid.Pers. sapuk "light, brisk;" from O.Pers. *θapu-ka-, from Proto-Iranian *θrapu-ka-, from PIE *trep- "to shake, tremble;" cf. Gk. trepein "to turn;" L. trepidus "agitated, anxious;" Skt. trepa- "hasty."

light adaptation
  نیاوش به روشنایی   
niyâveš bé rowšanâyi

Fr.: adaptation à la lumière   

The reflex adaptation of the eye to bright light, consisting of an increase in the number of functioning cones, accompanied by a decrease in the number of functioning rods; opposed to dark adaptation.

light; → adaptation.

light clutter
  آلوزه‌ی ِ نوری   
âluze-ye nuri

Fr.:   

A bright, confusing, and excessive grouping of light sources. Light clutter is a type of → light pollution. It is a general term relating to lights put up everywhere, without regard to what their purpose really is.

light; → clutter.

light cone
  مخروط ِ نور   
maxrut-e nur (#)

Fr.: cône de lumière   

The set of all directions in which a light signal can travel toward an event (past light cone) or from an event (future light cone).

light; → cone.

light curve
  نورخم، خم ِ نور   
nur xam, xam-e nur

Fr.: courbe de lumière   

1) A curve showing the behavior of the light from a variable star over a period of time.
2) Of a → supernova, the graph of luminosity as a function of time after the explosion. The light curve goes up rapidly to a peak, then decays away slowly over time, with different rates, depending on the supernova type. See also → peak luminosity, → supernova types. The temporal evolution of a supernova's luminosity contains important information on the physical processes driving the explosion. The observed bolometric light curves provide a measure of the total output of converted radiation of → Type Ia supernovae, and hence serve as a crucial link to theoretical models of the explosion and evolution.

light; → curve.

light cylinder
  استوانه‌ی ِ نور   
ostovâne-ye nur

Fr.: cylindre de lumière   

A cylinder of radius cP/(2π) around a → pulsar's spin axis, where P is the pulsar period and c the → speed of light. At this surface, the velocity of a hypothetical object that corotates with the → neutron star would reach the speed of light.

light; → cylinder.

light deflection
  واچفت ِ نور   
vâcaft-e nur

Fr.: déflexion de la lumière   

The deviation of a light ray by the gravitational field of a massive body. For example, stellar light passing near the Sun will be deviated by 1''.75 at the Sun's limb.

light; → deflection.

light echo
  پژواک ِ نوری   
pažvâk-e nuri (#)

Fr.: écho de lumière   

Reflection of light from a stellar outburst by successively more distant clouds of dust surrounding the star. For example, the light echoes from two shells of dust near supernova 1987A, or those of star V838 Mon.

light; → echo.

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