See also: sach, sách, and sạch

Czech

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Etymology

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Via Arabic, from Classical Persian شاه (šāh).

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Noun

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šach m inan

  1. (chess) check

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šach m anim

  1. shah

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Further reading

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  • šach in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • šach in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Lower Sorbian

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Etymology

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From German Schach, from Middle High German schāch, from Arabic شاه (šāh), from Classical Persian شاه (šāh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠 (mlkʾ /⁠šāh⁠/), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /⁠xšāyaθiya⁠/, king).

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šach m inan

  1. chess

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Further reading

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  • Starosta, Manfred (1999) “šach”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Slovak

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Etymology

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Via Arabic, from Classical Persian شاه (šāh).

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šach m anim (genitive singular šacha, nominative plural šachovia, genitive plural šachov, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. Shah (Persian ruler)

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šach m inan (genitive singular šachu, nominative plural šachy, genitive plural šachov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. chess
  2. checkmate (singular only)

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Interjection

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šach

  1. (chess) check

Further reading

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  • šach”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Upper Sorbian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from German Schach, from Middle High German schāch, from Arabic شاه (šāh), from Classical Persian شاه (šāh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠 (mlkʾ /⁠šāh⁠/), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /⁠xšāyaθiya⁠/, king).

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  • Hyphenation: šach

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šach m inan

  1. chess

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