An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
English-French-Persian

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory

   Homepage   
   


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

<< < -ph pal par par par par Pas pat Pel per per per per per per pha phi pho pho pho phy pio Pla pla PLA pla ple plu pol pol pol pol pop pos pos pot pra pre pre pre pri pri pri pro pro pro pro pro pro pru pub pul Pyx > >>

Number of Results: 1041
Pyxis
  قطب-نما   
qotb-namâ (#)

Fr.: Boussole   

The Compass Box. A faint constellation in the southern hemisphere, at 9h right ascension, 30° south declination, representing a mariner's compass. Its brightest star, Alpha Pyxidis, is magnitude 3.7. Abbreviation: Pyx; genitive: Pyxidis.

L. pyxis, from Gk. pyxis "box."

Qotbnamâ literally "pole indicator," from qotb, → pole, + namâ "displayer, indicator," from nemudan "to show" (Mid.Pers. nimūdan, nimây- "to show," from O.Pers./Av. ni- "down; into" (Skt. ni "down," nitaram "downward," Gk. neiothen "from below," cf. E. nether, O.E. niþera, neoþera "down, downward, below, beneath," from P.Gmc. *nitheraz, Du. neder, Ger. nieder; PIE *ni- "down, below") + māy- "to measure;" cf. Skt. mati "measures," matra- "measure;" Gk. metron "measure;" L. metrum; PIE base *me- "to measure").

<< < -ph pal par par par par Pas pat Pel per per per per per per pha phi pho pho pho phy pio Pla pla PLA pla ple plu pol pol pol pol pop pos pos pot pra pre pre pre pri pri pri pro pro pro pro pro pro pru pub pul Pyx > >>