An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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lepton number
  عدد ِ لپتونی   
adad-e leptoni (#)

Fr.: nombre leptonique   

In particle physics, a quantum number attributed to elementary particles which is conserved in nuclear reactions. It is +1 for a lepton, -1 for an antilepton and 0 for other particles.

lepton; → number.

Lepus
  خرگوش   
Xarguš (#)

Fr.: Lièvre   

The Hare. A small → constellation in the southern hemisphere at about 6h right ascension, 20° south declination. Abbreviation: Lep; genitive: Leporis.

L. lepus "hare."

Xarguš "rabbit, hare," literally "ass-ear," Mid.Pers. xargôš, from xar "donkey, ass" (Mid.Pers. xar "donkey;" Av. xara- "donkey;" cf. Skt. khára- "donkey, mule") + guš, → ear.

Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)
  لسعه   
Las'é

Fr.: Lesath   

A bright blue star of → apparent visual magnitudeV = 2.70, that with → Shaula (Lambda Scorpii) makes up the Scorpion's stinger. Among its other designations: HR 6508 and HIP 85696. Lesath is 580 → light-years away. Lesath and Shaula appear very close on the sky (less than a degree apart), but they are not physically related. Lesath is a → subgiant of → spectral type B2 IV with a → luminosity of about 7,380 Msun. It has a radius of about 6 Rsun, and a → surface temperature of about 22,000 K.

Lesath, from Ar. al-Las'ah (اللسعه) "the sting."

letter
  ۱) وات؛ ۲) نامه   
1) vât (#); 2) nâmé (#)

Fr.: lettre   

1) A symbol or character representing a sound of which words are formed used in writing and printing a language.
2) A written or printed communication addressed to a person or organization.

M.E., from O.Fr. letre "character, letter; missive," from L. littera "letter of the alphabet," litterae (plural) "epistle, literature"

1) Vât "letter, word," from vat- "to speak, say;" cf. (Kurd.) wittin "to speak, say," → article, (Nâyin) vâte, (Qohrud) vâta, (Sangesar) -vât-/vân, (Zazaki) vâtiš, (Awromani) wâtay/wâc-, (Farizand) -vât/-vaj, (Gaz) vâ-/vât, related to Pers. vâžé "word;" Mid.Pers. vâc, vâcak "word, speech;" âva "voice, sound," âvâz "voice, sound, song," bâng "voice, sound, clamour" (Mid.Pers. vâng); Av. vacah- "word," vaocanghê "to decalre" (by means of speech), from vac- "to speak, say;" cf. Skt. vakti "speaks, says," vacas- "word;" Gk. epos "word;" L. vox "voice;" PIE base *wek- "to speak."
2) Nâmé, → book.

level
  تراز   
tarâz (#)

Fr.: niveau   

A position with respect to a given or specified base. → energy level.

From O.Fr. livel, from L. libella "a balance, level," diminutive of libra "balance, scale."

Tarâz "level; a level," from 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).

level of significance
  تراز ِ نشاناری   
tarâz-e nešânâri

Fr.: niveau de significativité   

Same as → significance level.

level; → significance.

lever
  اهرم   
ahrom (#)

Fr.: levier   

A rigid bar that pivots about a point and is used to move or lift a load at one end by applying force to the other end. → lever arm.

M.E. levere, levour; O.Fr. levier "a lifter, a lever," agent noun from lever "to raise," from L. levare "to raise," from levis "light" in weight.

Ahrom, of unknown etymology.

lever arm
  بازوی ِ اهرم   
bâzu-ye ahrom (#)

Fr.: bras de levier   

The distance between the point of application of a → force and the → axis around which the object could → rotate.

lever; → arm.

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").

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