1) To bend or be bent.
Probably a back-formation from → flexible, from L. flexus, p.p. of flectere "to bend, turn."
Caftidan, caftan "to bend, incline," cafté "curved, bent," of unknown origin.
1) The quality of bending easily without breaking.
Capable of being bent easily without breaking.
1) The act of bending, the state of being bent.
The action of bending or curving, or the condition of being bent or curved.
→ flex + suffix -ure.
The act, manner, or power of flying.
O.E. flyht "a flying, flight," from P.Gmc. *flukhtiz (cf. Ger. Flucht).
Parvâz, from Mid.Pers. parwâz; Av. pāirivāza- "overrunning," from pāiri- "over (of space), from" + vāza- from vaz- "to fly, float; to drive;" cf. Skt. vah-, vahati. Also Mid.Pers. vâz "jump, flight," Mod.Pers. Lori, Gilaki, Tabari vâz "jump, leap."
flint, šiše-ye ~ (#)
Fr.: flint, flint-glass
A basic type of optical glass containing lead oxide and a smaller amount of potassium, characterized by its brilliance, clarity, and durability. It has a high → dispersion relative to its → refractive index, as compared to, e.g. → crown glass. Flint glass is sometimes used as the diverging lens component of an → achromatic lens. It is also used in the manufacture of table glassware.
Flint, because it was originally made of calcined flints, from M.E., O.E.; cf. M.Du. vlint, O.H.G. flins, Dan. flint; Gk. plinthos "brick, tile."
flocculent spiral galaxy
kahkešân-e mârpic-e pašmin
Fr.: galaxie spirale floculente
A galaxy that has short segments of patchy spiral structure so that the disk appears like the fleece of a sheep. Examples: NGC 2841 and NGC 5055.
From L. floccus "flock of wool" + -ulent; → spiral galaxy.
Kahkešân, → galaxy; mârpic, → spiral; pašmin "woolly, woollen," from pašm "wool" (Mid.Pers. pašm "wool;" Av. pašna- "eyelash, eyelid;" cp. Skt. páksman- "eyelashes;" Gk. pekos "wool, fleece," pek(t)ein "to comb, pluck;" Lith. pešti "to pluck;" O.N. fax "mane").
laf, seyl (#)
The overflowing of the normal confines of a stream or other body of water, or the accumulation of water over areas that are not normally submerged.
O.E. flod "a flowing of water, river, sea," from P.Gmc. *flothuz (cf. M.Du. vloet, Ger. Flut), from PIE *plo-/*pleu- "flow, float" (cf. Gk. ploein "to float, swim").
Laf "flood," from Lori, Kordi, Malâyeri, lé in Tabari, variants lur, lây "flood" [Mo'in, Dehxodâ]; cf. Gk. louein "to wash;" L. luere "to wash;" Bret. laouer "trough;" PIE *lou- "to wash." Seyl from Ar.
1) That part of a room, hallway, or the like, that forms its lower enclosing surface and
upon which one walks.
M.E. flor, from O.E. flor (cf. M.Du. vloer, M.H.G. vluor, Ger. Flur "field, meadow"), from PIE *plaros, from *pele- "flat; to spread."
Kaf "floor; plain ground."
Fr.: famille Flora
1) The act or state of remaining on the surface of a liquid.
From float, from M.E. floten, O.E. flotian (cf. O.N. flota, M.Du. vloten), akin to fleet + -ation.
Šenâvari "flotation," from šenâvar "that swims, floats," from šenâ "swimming;" Mid.Pers. šnâz "swim," šnâzidan "to swim;" Av. snā- "to wash, swim;" cf. Skt. snā- "to bathe, to wash;" L. nare, natare "to swim" (Fr. nage, nager, natation; Sp.nadar, natacion).
1) tacân; 2) tacidan
Fr.: 1) flot, écoulement; 2) couler, s'écouler
O.E. flowan, from P.Gmc. *flo- (cf. Du. vloeien "to flow," O.H.G. flouwen "to rinse, wash"), probably from PIE *pleu- "to flow, float" (cf. Skt. plavate "navigates, swims," plavayati "overflows;" Gk. plyno "I wash," pleo "swim, go by sea;" L. pluere "to rain;" Arm. helum "I pour;" Lith. pilu "to pour out").
1) Tacân, from tac- variant tâz- present stem of
tacidan, tâxtan, tâzidan "to run; to hasten; to assault,"
+ noun and adj. suffix -ân. Related to the first component are
Mod.Pers. tajan name of a river (initially "flowing, streaming, stream"),
tâzi "swift (greyhound)," tak "running, rush," from
Mid.Pers. tâz-, tâxtan "to flow, to cause to walk," tc- "to flow, to walk,"
tag "running, attack," tâzig "swift, fast;"
Khotanese ttajs- "to flow, to walk;" Av. tac- "to run, to flow,"
taciāp- "flowing water," tacinti (3pl.pers.act.) "to flow,"
tacar- "course," tacan "current, streaming;" cf.
Skt. tak- "to rush, to hurry," takti "runs;"
O.Ir. tech- "to flow;" Lith. teketi
"to walk, to flow;" O.C.S. tešti "to walk, to hurry;" Tokharian B cake
"river;" PIE base *tekw- "to run; to flow."
Fr.: ligne d'écoulement
Same as → streamline.
Fr.: tube d'écoulement
Same as → stream tube.
Fr.: aptitude à s'écouler, coulabilité
The ability of a body of matter (liquid, gas, loose particulate solid) to flow.
Tacandegi, from tacandé (originally tacandag), agent noun of tacidan, → flow, + noun suffix -i.
oftâxizidan, oftâxiz kardan (#)
To change continually; to shift back and forth; vary irregularly; to rise and fall in or as if in waves.
From L. fluctuationem (nom. fluctuatio), from fluctuare "to undulate," from fluctus "wave," from p.p. of fluere "to flow."
Verbal form of oftâxiz, → fluctuation.
Continual rise and fall.
Verbal noun of → fluctuate.
Oftâxiz "fall and rise," from oft "fall" stem of oftâdan "to fall" (Mid.Pers. opastan "to fall," patet "falls;" Av. pat- " to fly, fall, rush," patarəta- "winged;" cf. Skt. patati "he flies, falls," pátra- "wing, feather, leaf;" Gk. piptein "to fall," pterux "wing;" L. penna "feather, wing;" O.E. feðer "feather;" PIE base *pet- "to fly, rush") + -â- interfix + xiz present stem of xâstan, xizidan "to rise, get up" (Mid.Pers. xyz- "to stand up, rise;" Proto-Iranian *xiz- "to rise, ascend; increase").
1) Light, downy particles, as of cotton.
Apparently a variant of floow "wooly substance, down, nap," perhaps from Flemish vluwe, from Fr. velu "shaggy, hairy," from L. vellus "fleece," or L. villus "tuft of hair" (Online Etymology Dictionary).
Kork "down, soft wool, fluff," of unknown etymology.