English-Tibetan Glossary

acute angle rno zur

analyze nyams zhib byed

angle zur

arteries ?phar rtsa

asteroids gza? phran

astronomy gza? skar rig pa

atmosphere rlung dkyil   

atoms rdul phran

biology skye ldan rig pa

carbon sol rdzas/sol nag

cell skye rdul phra gzugs

charge nus pa

chemicals rdzas rigs

chemistry rdzas sbyor tshan rig/rdzas ?gyur rig gnas       

circumference mu khyud

code gsang rtags

compound ?dus rdzas

computer glog klad (literally ?electronic brain?)

current glog rgyun

diameter dkyil thig/tshangs thig

dimension zur phyogs

direction phyogs

displacement spos tshad

distance sa thag/rgyang tshad

Earth ?dzam gling

electric field glog zhing

electron glog rdul/mo rdul

energy nus pa/nus shugs

equilibrium ro snyoms

expansion rgya bskyed

experiment tshod lta/brtag dpyad

to (perform an) experiment tshod lta byed

force shugs/stobs

fraction grangs cha

frequency khug grangs

galaxy skar tshoms

gene rigs rdzas

to guess, assess tshod dpag

hydrogen yang rlung

information gnas tshul

internet glog 'phrin dra ba'i rgyud lam

to invent gsar gtod byed/gsar bzo byed

Jupiter gza? phur bu

kinetic energy g.yo ?gul nus shugs

length ring tshad

light year ?od lo

liquid gsher gzugs

Mars gza? mig dmar

mass lci(d) tshad

matter phyi dngos/bem gzugs

to measure tshad rgyab/tshad ?jal

Mercury (the planet) gza? lhag pa

meteorite skar rdo

missile me shugs ?phur mda?

molecules 'dus rdzas

Neptune mtsho rgyal

neutron mtshan med rdul/bar rdul

orbit ?khor lam/gza? lam

oxygen srog ?dzin rlung

perimeter mtha? ?khor ring tshad

physics dngos khams tshan rig

planet gza?

Pluto skar ma rnam rgyal

power nus stobs

probability nges tshad

property khyad chos   

proton pho rdul

psychology sems khams rig pa

quantum mechanics phra gzugs dngos po'i rig pa

radius tshangs phyed thig

reaction ?thab sbyor   

rotation ?khor skyod

satellite ?khor skar

Saturn gza? spen pa

science tshan rig

scientist tshan rig pa

solar system nyi ma?i tshogs ?khor

solid mkhregs gzugs

speed myur tshad/mgyogs tshad

substance rdzas

telescope rgyang shel

temperature drod tshad/ tsha tshad

thermometer tsha grang tshod ?dzin yo byad

theory lta ba

uncertainty principle nges med gshis lugs

universe ?jig rten gyi khams

Uranus skar ma gshin rgyal

velocity myur tshad

Venus gza? pa sangs

vibration ldem 'gul

voltage glog shugs

volume shong tshad

wave length rlabs tshad

weight ljid tshad



Further Reading

Geographical Dictionary, bod rgya dbyin skad kyi sa khams rig pa?I tshig mdzod, kan su?u mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 1998

 

bod kyi tshan rig dus deb, bod kyi dpe mdzod khang, 2000

 

Lhag bsam brtsegs pa (Journal of Comparative Knowledge), Institute of Buddhist Dialectics

 

The English-Tibetan Dictionary by Robert Poczik and Lobsang Tenzin Rikha (published by Sherig Parkhang) has useful section at the book with three separate glossaries on what it calls science words, social studies words, and arithmetic words.

Links

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

Mind & Life Institute

LTWA Science Education Program