An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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  همپکی، همپکیدگی   
hampaki, hampakidegi

Fr.: compacité   

1) General: The quality of being compact.
2) For a → compact object, a rough measure of the importance of gravity, defined by a dimension-less quantity which is the ratio between its gravitational radius (→ Schwarzschild radius) and its physical radius. It is expressed as φ = 2 GM / c2 R, where M and R are the mass and radius of the object respectively, and G and c are the → gravitational constant and speed of light respectively. For a → black hole  φ is of order unity (by definition), for a → white dwarf it is of order 10-4, and for a → neutron star  φ is around 0.5.

compact + → -ness.

hamdam (#)

Fr.: compagnon   

The fainter of the two components in a → binary system.

Companion from O.Fr. compaignon "fellow, mate," from L.L. companionem, lit. "bread fellow, messmate," from L. → com- "with" + panis "bread."

Hamdam "bearthing together, i.e. an intimate companion, friend," from ham- "with", → com- + dam "breath," Mod.Pers./Mid.Pers. damidan "to breathe, blow," Av. dāδmainya- "blowing up," cp. Skt. dham- "to blow," dhamati "he bows," Proto-Indo-Iranian *dhamH-, Proto-Iranian *damH- "to blow, breathe; to swell," PIE *dhemH- "to blow."

companion of Sirius
  همدم ِ تیشتر   
hamdam-e Tištar

Fr.: compagnon de Sirius   

A faint star of 8th magnitude in a binary system with → Sirius. Called also Sirius B, it is a → white dwarf with a mass comparable to that of the Sun, but with a diameter smaller than that of the Earth. The mean distance between the stars is about 20 A.U. (angular separation 4.6 seconds of arc), and their period of revolution about 50 years. This star was discovered in 1844 by Friedrich Bessel, who noticed that Sirius had a slight wobbling motion, as if it was orbiting an unseen object. In 1863, the optician and telescope maker Alvan Clark spotted the companion. The star was later determined to be a → white dwarf.

companion; → Sirius.

hamsanješi (#)

Fr.: comparatif   

1) Of or relating to comparison.
2) Proceeding by, founded on, or using comparison as a method of study.
3) Grammar: Being, noting, or pertaining to the intermediate degree of the comparison of adjectives, as better and more beautiful, the comparative forms of good and beautiful, and of adverbs, as nearer and more carefully, the comparative forms of near and carefully (

comparison; → -ive.


Fr.: comparateur   

A device that compares the measured property of an object (position, shape, color, brightness) with a standard. → blink comparator.

L.L. comparator "comparer," from compara, → compare, + -tor suffix forming personal agent nouns, cf. Gk. -tor, Skt. -tar.

Hamsanjgar, agent noun from hamsanjidancomparison.

hamsanjidan (#)

Fr.: comparer   

To examine in order to note similarities and differences.

From O.Fr. comparer, from L. comparare "to match, make equal with, liken," from → com- "with" + parare "to make or esteem equal," from par "equal."

Sanjidan "to compare; to measure," from Mid.Pers. sanjidan "to weigh," from present tense stem sanj-, Av. θanj- "to draw, pull;" Proto-Iranian *θanj-. Other terms from this base in Pers.: lanjidan "to pull up," hanjidan, âhanjidan "to draw out," farhang "education, culture."

hamsanješ (#)

Fr.: comparaison   

The act of comparing or the process of being compared.

From O.Fr. comparaison from L. comparationem, from p.p. stem of comparare, → compare.

Hamsanješ, from hamsanj present tense stem of hamsanjidan, → compare, + verbal noun suffix.

comparison spectrum
  بیناب ِ هم‌سنجش   
binâb-e hamsanješ

Fr.: spectre de comparaison   

A spectrum of known substances used as a standard of comparison for investigating spectra of celestial objects.

comparison; → spectrum.

comparison star
  ستاره‌ی ِ هم‌سنجش   
setâre-ye hamsanješ

Fr.: étoile de comparaison   

A non-variable star used to monitor the variations of another nearby star.

comparison; → star.

qotbnemâ (#)

Fr.: compas magnétique   

A device for determining directions, as by means of a freely rotating → magnetic needle that indicates → magnetic north.

M.E. compas, from O.Fr. compas "circle, pair of compasses," from compasser "to go around, measure," from V.L. *compassare "to pace out," from L. → com- "together" + passus "a step."

Qotbnemâ, literally "pole indicator," from qotb, → pole, + nemâ "indicator, showing," from nemudan "to show," → display.

compass needle
  سوزن ِ قطبنما   
suzan-e qotbnemâ (#)

Fr.: aiguille de compas magnétique   

The needle in a → magnetic compass.

compass; → needle.

pargâr (#)

Fr.: compas   

An instrument that consists of two arms, joined at the top, one arm of which serves as a stationary reference point or pivot, while the other describes a circle or is extended. It is used for measuring angles, transferring lengths, and drawing circumferences. Also pair of compasses.


Pargâr "a pair of compasses," from Proto-Ir. *pari-kar- "to draw around, to plough around," from *pari- "around, round about" (Mod.Pers. par-, pirâ-, cognate with Gk. peri-), → circum-, + *kar-, karš- "to draw (a furrow), till, plant" (Mod.Pers. kašidan "to draw," kâštan, kâridan "to plant"); Lori, Hamadâni kerr "line, scratch;" Laki keronen, Hamadâni kerândan "to pull along, drag;" Tâleši kernye; Tabari kərəš "to drag;" cf. Av. pairikara- "a furrow round about," Skt. parikara- "girdle, waist-band, zone."

sâzgâri (#)

Fr.: compatibilité   

General: The fact or conditions of existing or working together.
Informatics: The ability of a software or peripheral device to function with another computer or computer system without modification.

Noun from → compatible.

sâzgâr (#)

Fr.: compatible   

Capable of existing harmoniously with another or others.
Informatics: of a software or peripheral device, capable of working with another computer or computer system without modification.

M.Fr. compatible, from M.L. compatibilis, literally "sympathetic," from L.L. compati, from → com- "together" + pati "to suffer, undergo;" PIE base *pe(i)- "to hurt" (cf. Skt. pijati "reviles, scorns," Gk. pema "ruin, affliction," Av. pâman- "scab; skin disease") + -ible, → -able.

Sâzgâr variant sâzkâr "consonant, in accordance, agreeing," from sâz- present tense stem of sâzidan, sâxtan "to adapt, adjust, be fit; to build, make, fashion," Mid.Pers. sâxtan, sâz-, Manichean Parthian s'c'dn "to prepare, to form," Av. sak- "to understand, to mark," sâcaya- (causative) "to teach;" + agent suffix -gâr, variant -kâr, O.Pers. kara-, O.Pers./Av. kar- "to do, make, build," Av. kerenaoiti "makes," cf. Skt. kr- "to do, to make," krnoti "makes," karma "act, deed;" PIE base kwer- "to do, to make."


Fr.: compenser   

To reduce or balance the effect of something unwanted by exerting an opposite force or effect.

From L. compensatus, p.p. of compensare "to weigh one thing (against another)," thus, "to counterbalance," from → com- "with"+ pensare, frequentative of pendere "to weigh, to hang."

Pâhangidan, from pâhang (Dehxodâ) "that which is put in a balance scale to equalize the weights," from pâ- variant of pâd-, → counter-, + hangidan variant of sanjidan "to measure; compare, put in balance," → object.


Fr.: compensateur   

One who, or that which, compensates.

compensate; → -or.

compensator plate
  تیغه‌ی ِ پاهنگنده   
tiqe-ye pâhangandé

Fr.: compensatrice   

A transparent plate inserted in one of the arms of an interferometer, in particular the → Michelson interferometer, to compensate for a longer → optical path in the other arm. Its function is to ensure that the beams transverse the same total thickness of glass in both arms of the interferometer. This is not essential for producing → interference fringes in monochromatic light. The compensator plate is of the same glass and the same thickness as the → beam splitter plate.

compensator; → plate.

piši jostan (#)

Fr.: concourir, rivaliser   

To strive to outdo another for acknowledgment, a prize, supremacy, profit, etc.; engage in a contest (

From M.Fr. compéter, from L.L. competere "to strive in common," from → com- "together" + petere "to strive, go forward, seek," from PIE base *pet- "to fly, rush" (cf. Av. pat- " to fly, fall, rush," patarəta- "winged," Mid.Pers. patet "falls," opastan "to fall," Mod.Pers. oftâdan "to fall," Skt. patati "he flies, falls," pátra- "wing, feather, leaf," Gk. piptein "to fall," pterux "wing," O.E. feðer "feather," L. penna "feather, wing").

Piši jostan "to compete," literally "to strive to be in front position," from piši noun of piš "forward; in front; before," → pre-, + jostan, juy- "to strive for, seek," Parthian Mid.Pers. ywdy- "to strive for," Khotanese juv- "to fight," Av. yūd- (yaoda-) "to fight, struggle," yūdiieiti "fights," cf. Skt. yodh- "to fight," yúdh- "fight," Gk. hysmine "battle, fight," Lith. judus "belligerent."

piši juyi (#)

Fr.: compétition   

1) The act of competing; rivalry for supremacy, a prize, etc. 2) A contest for some prize, honor, or advantage (

Verbal noun of → compete + → -tion.


Fr.: compétitif   

1) Of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by competition.
2) Well suited for competition; having a feature that makes for successful competition.
3) Having a strong desire to compete or to succeed (

compete + → -ive.

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