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xeque

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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شاه (šāh), from Persian شاه (šâh, king), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠 (šāh, king), from Old Persian 𐏋 (xšāyaθiya, king), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ksayati (he rules, he has power over), from Proto-Indo-European *tke- (to gain power over, gain control over).

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NounEdit

xeque m (plural xeques)

  1. (chess) check, in the meaning of a position in which an opposing piece is attacking a king.
  2. a sheik

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