An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 1043

Fr.: platycurtique   

A frequency distribution with negative → kurtosis, which has a smaller "peak" around the mean than the corresponding normal distribution. → leptokurtic.

From Gk. platys "flat", → plate + → kurtosis.

Past-afrâšté, literally "lowly elevated," from past "low; plain" (Mid.Pers. past; proto-Iranian *pasta- "fallen," from *pat- "to fall," cf. Av. pat- "to fall; to fly; to rush," patarəta- "winged;" Mid.Pers. opastan "to fall," patet "falls;" Mod.Pers. oftâdan "to fall," oft "fall;" 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") + afrâšté "raised, elevated, erect," p.p. of afrâštan, → kurtosis.


Fr.: plaisant   

Pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure.

M.E., from O.Fr. plaisant, from plaisir, → pleasure.


Fr.: plaire   

1) To act to the pleasure or satisfaction of.
2) To be the pleasure or will of (

From M.E. plesen, plaisen, from O.Fr. plaisir "to please, give pleasure to, satisfy," from L. placere "to be acceptable, be liked, be approved," related to placare "to soothe, quiet."

Âzušidan, from prefix â- + zušé, → pleasure, + infinitive suffix -idan.


Fr.: plaisir   

1) The state or feeling of being pleased.
2) Enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one's liking; gratification; delight.
3) Worldly or frivolous enjoyment (

M.E., from O.Fr. plesir, plaisir "enjoyment, delight, desire," from plaisir "to please," from L. placere "to please, give pleasure."

Zusé, from Av. zuš- "to take pleasure;" related to O.Pers. daušta- "friend," Mid.Pers. dôš- "to love, like, choose," dôšišn "pleasure, liking;" Parthian zwš "love;" Mod.Pers. dôst, dust "friend;" cf. Skt. jos- "to like, enjoy;" Gk. geuomai "to taste;" L. gusto "I taste;" gustus "taste, enjoyment."

Parvin (#)

Fr.: Pléiades   

A prominent → open cluster in the constellation → Taurus, popularly called the Seven Sisters. It is a very young cluster of several hundred stars (with spectral types B6 and later), spanning over 1.5 degrees on the sky and about 400 → light-years distant. Six members of the cluster are visible to the → naked eye, the brightest one being → Alcyone. The cluster contains extensive nebulosity, consisting of dust clouds that reflect the light of the → embedded stars. Other designations: M45, NGC 1432.

In Gk. mythology, the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione, transformed by Zeus into seven stars, from L., from Gk. Pleiades, perhaps literally "constellation of the doves," from a shortened form of peleiades, plural of peleias "dove," from PIE base *pel- "dark-colored, gray."

Parvin, variants Parv, Parvé, Paran, Parand, Parviz, Kurd. Pêrû, Pashtu Pêrûne, Baluchi Panvar; Mid.Pers. Parwiz. According to Bartholomae, it originates from Av. Paoiryaēini-, the first component paoirya- denoting "first." Alternatively, the first element in Parvin may be related to Av. parav-, pauru-, pouru- "full, much, many" (Mod.Pers. por "full, much, very;" Mid.Pers. purr "full;" O.Pers. paru- "much, many," from par- "to fill;" PIE base *pelu- "full," from *pel- "to be full;" cf. Skt. puru- "much, abundant;" Gk. polus "many," plethos "great number, multitude;" O.E. full), denoting "many, numerous," because the object contains several stars.

Pleyoné (#)

Fr.: Pléioné   

A star in the constellation → Taurus and a member of the → Pleiades star cluster. Pleione is a blue-white B-type → main sequence → dwarf with a mean apparent magnitude of +5.09. It is a variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude +4.77 to +5.50. It is approximately 380 light-years from Earth.

Pleione was an Oceanid nymph. She lived in a southern region of Greece called Arcadia, on a mountain named Mount Kyllini. She married Atlas and gave birth to the Hyades, Hyas and the Pleiades.


Fr.: Pléistocène   

The earliest Epoch of the Quaternary Period, beginning about 1.6 million years ago and ending 10,000 years ago. Commonly known as the "Ice Age," a time with episodes of widespread continental glaciation.

From Gk. pleisto(s), superlative of Polys "much," cognate with Pers. por, → full, + -cene from Gk. kainos "new, recent."


Fr.: pléochroisme   

The property of certain crystals of exhibiting different colors when viewed from different directions under transmitted light. This is because the degree with which certain birefringent crystals transmit polarized light is different, depending on whether the ray is ordinary or extraordinary. Pleochroism is the general term for both dichroism, which is found in uniaxial crystals (crystals with a single optic axis), and trichroism, found in biaxial crystals (two optic axes).

From pleochro(ic), from pleo- prefix meaning "more," from Gk. pleion "more," cognate with Pers. por, → full, + chroic, from chroos "skin, color" + -ism.

Candfâmi, from cand "so many, much; how many, how much" (O.Pers. yāvā "as long as;" Av. yauuant- [adj.] "how great?, how much?, how many?," yauuat [adv.] "as much as, as far as;" cf. Skt. yāvant- "how big, how much;" Gk. heos "as long as, until") + fâm "color," + -i noun suffix.


Fr.: plérion   

A → supernova remnant which has a filled center rather than being a shell. The internal region is "filled" by energetic particles streaming from a rotating → pulsar. The → Crab Nebula is the archetypal plerion.

Plerion, from Gk. pleres "full," akin to Pers. por "full," → poly-.


Fr.: pliocène   

The latest Epoch of the Tertiary Period, beginning about 5.3 million years ago and ending 1.6 million years ago.

From plio-, varaint of pleo-, from Gk. pleon "more," cognate with Pers. por, → full, + -cene from Gk. kainos "new, recent."

  هفت برادران، هفتورنگ   
Haft barâdarân (#), haftowrang (#)

Fr.: Grand Chariot, Grande Ourse   

The British name of a group of seven stars (→ asterism) lying inside the Northern constellation → Ursa Major. Same as → Big Dipper.

M. E. plough, plouw, from O.E. ploh, plog "plow, plowland."

Haft barâdarân "the seven brothers," from haft "seven" (Mid.Pers. haft, Av. hapta, cf. Skt. sapta, Gk. hepta, L. septem, P.Gmc. *sebun, Du. zeven, O.H.G. sibun, Ger. sieben, E. seven; PIE *septm) + barâdarân, plural of barâdar "brother" (Mid.Pers. brad, bardar, O.Pers./Av. brātar-, cf. Skt. bhrátar-, Gk. phrater, L. frater, P.Gmc. *brothar; PIE base *bhrater- "brother").
Haftowrang, Mid.Pers. haptôiring, from Av. haptôiringa- "with seven marks," from hapto- "seven,"as above, + iringa- "mark," cf. Skt. linga- "mark, token, sign."

gulé (#)

Fr.: plomb   

A small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of water or to ascertain a vertical line ( → plumb line.

M.E. plumbe, from O.Fr. *plombe, plomee "sounding lead," from L. plumbum "lead (the metal), lead ball," of unknown origin, related to Gk. molybdos "lead."

Gulé "ball, sphere," a variant of golulé, → bullet.

plumb line
šâqul (#)

Fr.: fil à plomb   

A cord with a weight attached to one end, used to verify a true vertical alignment or to find the depth of water.

plumb; → line.

Šâqul, variants šâhul, sâhul, probably from sahi + suffix -ul, variant -âl. The first element sahi "upright, right," variants (Tabari, Torbat-Heydariyeyi: šax) "right, upright, straight, level," colloquial Pers. šaq (o raq = râst) "upright, erect." For the second element → -âl.


Fr.: plume   

A structure or form that is like a long feather. → polar plume.

From M.E., from O.Fr. plume, from L. pluma "feather, down," from PIE base *pleus- "feather, fleece."

Parr "feather," variant bâl "wing," Mid.Pers. parr "feather, wing," bâl; Av. parəna- "feather," Skt. parnam, cf. O.H.G. farn "fern," PIE pornom "feather."

  ۱) شیرجه؛ ۲) لخشه؛ ۳) شیرجه زدن   
1) širjé; 2) laxšé; 3) širjé; zadan

Fr.: plonger   

1a) Act of plunging.
1b) The act of descending or dipping suddenly; (steep) fall, slide from vertical.
2) Geology: The vertical angle between the fold axis or any inclined line in a geologic structure and the horizontal plane.
3) To cast oneself, or fall as if cast, into water, a hole, etc.

M.E., from M.Fr. plung(i)er, from O.Fr. plongier "plunge, sink into; plunge into, dive in," from V.L. *plumbicare "to heave the lead," from L. plumbum "lead," → plumb.

1, 3) Širjé, probably deformation of sarjé, literally "head jump" (nose dive), from sar, → head, + , from jahidan, → jump.
2) Laxšé, noun from laxšidan "to slide," variant laqzidan.


Fr.: pluriel   

1) Consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one thing.
2) Grammar: A form of nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing or (in languages that recognize the dual form) more than two.

M.E., from O.Fr. plurel "more than one," from L. pluralis "of or belonging to more than one," from plus (genitive pluris) "more," → plus.

Bišâl, from biš "much, more; great," → plus, + -âl, → -al.

  بیشال‌باوری، بیشال‌گرایی، بیشال‌مندی   
bišâlbâvari, bišâlgerâyi, bišâlmandi

Fr.: pluralisme   

1) A state of society in which various religious, ethnic, racial, and political groups are allowed to thrive in a single society.
2) Philo.: A belief that there are more than two kinds of principles, as contrasted to the → dualism and → monism.

plural; → -ism.


Fr.: pluralité   

The state or fact of being plural or numerous.

plural + → -ity.


Fr.: plus   

1) (prep.) With the addition of.
2) (adj.) Additional; → positive.
3) (n.) An addition; a positive quantity; the → plus sign.

L. plus "more," cognate with Gk. polys "much," Pers. por, → full.

Bišan, from biš "much, more; great" + suffix -an, → minus. The first component from Mid.Pers. veš "more, longer; more frequently," related to vas "many, much" (Mod.Pers. bas); O.Pers. vasiy "at will, greatly, utterly;" Av. varəmi "I wish," vasô, vasə "at one's pleasure or will," from vas- "to will, desire, wish."

plus sign
  نشان ِ بیشن   
nešân-e bišan

Fr.: sign plus   

The symbol + indicating summation or a positive quantity. The sign is believed to be a shortened form of the L. word et denoting "and" which was the term for addition. The signs + and - first appeared in an arithmetic book by Johannes Widmann entitled Behennde und hübsche Rechnung, published in Leipzig in 1489.

plus; → sign.

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