Fr.: cacahuète, arachide
The pod or the enclosed edible seed of the plant, Arachis hypogaea, of the legume family: the pod is forced underground in growing, where it ripens (Dictionary.com). → box-peanut bulge.
A secretion consisting mainly of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, produced by various mollusks.
M.E. perle, from O.Fr. perle, M.L. perla of unknown origin.
Morvârid "pearl;" Mid.Pers. murwârid, murgârid; cf. Sogd. marγārit, marrγārt; Khotanese mrāhe. Gk. margarites "pearl" may be a loanword from Iranian.
A partially carbonized vegetable matter, usually mosses, found in bogs and used as fertilizer and fuel.
M.E. pete, of unknown origin.
Turb, from Fr. tourbe, from Germanic turba; cf. O.Fris. turf, O.H.G. zurba, Ger. Torf, O.E. turf, tyrf "slab of soil and grass," E. turf.
The hypothetical but strongly evidenced common ancestor of the Indo-European languages. PIE words are reconstructed from extant Indo-European languages. There is no clear agreement on exactly where or when the speakers of PIE lived. It is believed that most of the subgroups diverged and spread out over much of Europe, Iran, and northern Indian subcontinent during the fourth and third millennia BC. See also → proto-language.
To do or say something again.
From O.Fr. repeter "say or do again, demand the return of," from L. repetere "do or say again, attack again," from → re- "again" + petere "go toward, seek, demand, attack"
Bâzgaršidan, infinitive of bâzgarš, → repetition.
A device that receives weak incoming signals, boosts the signal and then retransmits the signal.
Agent noun of → repeat.
soft gamma repeater (SGR)
bâzgaršgar-e gâmmâ-ye narm
Fr.: répéteur gamma mou
A member of a small class of objects which emit intense bursts of → gamma rays and → X-rays (> 100 keV) at irregular intervals. The bursts last for some 100 milli-seconds. It is conjectured that they are → magnetars. See also → starquake.
soft gamma-ray repeater (SGR)
bâzgaršgar-e partowhâ-ye gâmmâ-ye narm
Fr.: répéteur des rayons gamma mous
Same as → soft gamma repeater (SGR).
soxanidan (#), soxan goften (#)
To utter words with the ordinary voice (not singing) to communicate; to talk.
From M.E. speken "to speak," from O.E. specan, alteration of earlier sprecan "to speak;" cf. Low Germ. spreken "to speak," Du. spreken, Ger. sprechen "to speak;" ultimately from PIE *spreg- "to make a sound, utter, speak."
From M.P. saxwanitan "to speak, to talk," → speech.