docašmi (#), durbin-e ~ (#)
A small optical instrument with two tubes that is used to magnify the view of distant or astronomical objects. → prism binoculars.
From Fr. binoculaire, from binocle, from L. bini "double" (L. bis, bi- "twice," Av. biš "twice") + ocularis "of the eye," from oculus "eye" (compare with Av. axš-, aš- "eye," Skt. akshi- "eye," Gk. ops "eye," opsis "sight, appearance," from PIE okw- "to see;" also O.E. ege, eage, from P.Gmc. *augon, Goth. augo, Lith. akis, Armenian aku).
Docašmi "binocular," from do, → two + cašm, → eye, + -i adj. suffix; durbin, → telescope.
1) Of, pertaining to, or for the eyes.
From L. ocularis "of the eyes," from oculus "eye," from PIE base *okw- "to see;" cf; Av. aši- "(both) eyes;" E. → eye.
Cašmi, related to cašm "eye" (Mid.Pers. cašm, Av. cašman- "eye," ākas- "to look," from prefix ā- + Proto-Iranian *kas- "to look, appear," cf. Skt. cáksus- "seeing"); didgâni, related to didgân "eyes," plural of didé "eye," from didan "to see" (Mid.Pers. ditan "to see, regard, catch sight of, contemplate, experience;" O.Pers. dī- "to see;" Av. dā(y)- "to see," didāti "sees;" cf. Skt. dhī- "to perceive, think, ponder; thought, reflection, meditation," dādhye; Gk. dedorka "have seen").
docešmi-ye manšuri, ~ manšurdâr
Fr.: jumelles à prismes
An optical device consisting of a pair of small telescopes mounted side by side, each telescope having two prisms between the eyepiece and objective for erecting the image.
→ prism; → binoculars.
caši-ye manšuri, ~ manšurdâr
Fr.: prisme oculaire
An ocular equipped with a prism that forms an upright image in an astronomical telescope.