Fr.: nébuleuse Trifide
A large luminous H II hydrogen in the constellation → Sagittarius. Conspicuous dust lanes radiating from the center appear to divide the nebula in three lobes. It is a combined emission and reflection nebula, extending for nearly 30' on the sky. Also known as M20, NGC 6514.
Miq→ nebula; sepâré "split in three," from sé, → three, + pâré "piece, part, portion, fragment;" Mid.Pers. pârag "piece, part, portion; gift, offering, bribe;" Av. pāra- "debt," from par- "to remunerate, equalize; to condemn;" PIE *per- "to sell, hand over, distribute; to assigne;" cf. L. pars "part, piece, side, share," portio "share, portion;" Gk. peprotai "it has been granted;" Skt. purti- "reward;" Hitt. pars-, parsiya- "to break, crumble."