زنار ِ پرهیز
Fr.: zone d'évitement, zone vide
The region on the sky covered by the plane of the → Milky Way.
It is characterized by an apparent absence of galaxies, due to the obscuring effect of
→ interstellar dust in the
→ Galactic plane.
M.E. avoiden, from Anglo-Fr. avoider "to clear out, withdraw (oneself),"
from O.Fr. esvuider "to empty out," from es- "out" +
vuidier "to be empty" (→ void) + -ance.
Zonâr, → zone; parhiz "avoidance, abstinence,"
from parhizidan, parhixtan "to restrain onself, to abstain;"
Mid.Pers. pahrêc "preservation, protection, guard," pahrêxtan
"to protect, to take care of."