north celestial pole
qotb-e âsmâni-ye hudar
Fr.: pôle nord céleste
The point in the → northern hemisphere where the → rotation axis of Earth touches the → celestial sphere. The star → Polaris, also called the Pole Star, is located very near this point, at an angular separation of 42 degrees (about 1.4 lunar diameters).
North Polar Spur
šaxâk-e kahkešâni-ye hudari
Fr.: éperon galactique nord
One of the largest coherent structures in the radio sky, projecting from the → Galactic plane at → Galactic longitudel ~ 20° and extending to a very high → Galactic latitudeb ~ +80°. It was first identified in low frequency → radio surveys in the 1950s. The spur is also prominent in → soft X-rays. Its origins and nature have long been debated. However, what causes this phenomena is not well understood. It may be due to a combination of → OB associations and → supernova explosions.
Fr.: pôle nord
1) An → imaginary → point
in the → northern hemisphere representing the intersection
of the → Earth's → rotation axis
with the → globe or with the
→ celestial sphere.
M.E., from O.E. norþerna, norðerne "northern," from norð "northern" + + -erne, suffix denoting direction
Hudari, relating to hudar, → north.
Fr.: Croix du Nord
An arrangement of stars in the form of a cross in the constellation → Cygnus.
Fr.: hémisphère nord
1) damâq (#), bini (#); 2) damâqé (#)
M.E.; O.E. nosu (O.N. nös; Du. neus; O.H.G. nasa; Ger. Nase); PIE root *nas- "nose;" cf. Skt. nasa; O.Pers. naham; L. nasus; O.C.S. nasu; Lith. nosis.
1) Damâq, ultimately from Proto-Ir. *damaka-, from *damH-
"to breathe, to blow;" cf. Pers. dam-, damidan "to breathe, to blow;"
Av. dāδmainya- "blowing up;" cf.
Skt. dahm- "to blow," dhámati "blows;"
Gk. themeros "austere, dark-looking;" Lith. dumti
"to blow;" PIE dhem-/dhemə- "to smoke, to blow."
na, nâ, ni
Fr.: non; ne ... pas
Not, variant of noht, naht "in no way," from O.E. nawiht "nothing" (from na "no, never" + whit "whit"), akin to Pers. na, nâ, as below.
Na "no, not," variants nâ, ni,ma- (prohibitive) "not;" from Mid.Pers. nê, ma "no, not;" O.Pers. naiy, nai "not;" Av. nôit, naē "not;" cf. Skt. ná "not;" cf. L. ne-, in-, un-; Gk. ni; Lith. nè; O.C.S. ne "not;" E. not, as above; PIE *ne-.
Representation of numbers, quantities, or other entities by symbols; a system of symbols for such a purpose.
From L. notationem (nom. notatio) "a marking, explanation," from notatus, p.p. of notare "to note."
Namâdgân, from namâd, → symbol, + -gân suffix denoting order, organization, multiplicity.
Musical sound of specified frequency (pitch) produced by a musical instrument, voice, etc.
From M.E., from O.F., from M.L. nota "sign for musical tone; mark, sign, lettering."
Not, loanword from Fr.
1) No thing; not anything; naught.
Mid.Pers. hêc, hêc(i), hâca "any."
A general understanding; vague or imperfect conception or idea of something.
From L. notio "concept, conception, idea," from noscere "to know," → knowledge.
Pendâré, noun from pendâštan "to imagine, consider, think," → imaginary number.
A word or group of words that refers to a person, place, or thing or any syntactically similar word (Collins).
M.E. nowne; O.Fr. nom, non, from Latin nomen "name, noun," → name.
1) To sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life,
health, and growth; feed.
M.E., from O.Fr. norriss-, stem of norrir "raise, bring up, nurture, foster; maintain, provide for," from L. nutrire "to feed, nurse, foster, support, preserve," from *nutri, older form of nutrix "nurse,") literally "she who gives suck."
Fâridan, from the Fârs province dialects Sivandi fâr- and Xori fôr- "to eat," probably development of Proto-Ir. *hu- "to eat" (Av. xvar-, Pers. xordan, → feed) to f-, also Tajiki furt-, fə- "to gulp, swallow," maybe from a separate root (Cheung 2007).
1) Something that nourishes; food, nutriment, or sustenance.
Fârmân, noun from fâridan (like sâzmân, sâxtemân, câymân, râžmân, and others).
novâ, now-axtar (#)
novâl, român (#)
A fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes (Dictionary.com).
From It. novella (storia) "new kind of story," from L. novellus "new, young, recent," → new.
Fr.: 1) bec; 2) tuyère
1) Tha end part of a → pipe, → hose,
or → tube through which a → stream
of → fluid is directed.
M.E. noselle, diminutive of → nose.
Kalap "the beak of a bird" (Biruni, at-Tafhim), may be from *galap-, ultimately from Proto-Ir. *ui-lap-; cf. Mid.Pers. lap "lip," Mod.Pers. lab cognate with L. labium, E. lip.
Fr.: col de tuyère
The portion of a nozzle with the smallest → cross section.
1) A subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
From Fr. nuance "shade of color, hue," from nuer "to shade," from nue "cloud," from L. nubes "a cloud, mist, vapor," → nebula.
Sâgen, from Xoyini sâgené "shade, shadow," related to sâyé, → shadow.