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Elephant

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it is related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

слон (slonm

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

DeclensionEdit


BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it is related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

слон (slonm (feminine слоница)

  1. elephant (usually a male one)

InflectionEdit


MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it is related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

NounEdit

слон (slonm

  1. elephant

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it is related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

слон (slonm anim (genitive слона́, nominative plural слоны́, genitive plural слоно́в)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

DeclensionEdit

AbbreviationsEdit

  • (chess piece): С (S)

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Diminutive forms

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Russian · ша́хматные фигу́ры (šáxmatnyje figúry) (layout · text)
           
коро́ль (korólʹ) ферзь (ferzʹ) ладья́ (ladʹjá) слон (slon) конь (konʹ) пе́шка (péška)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

сло̏н m (Latin spelling slȍn)

  1. elephant

DeclensionEdit


UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

слон (slonm anim (genitive слона́, nominative plural слони́)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Ukrainian · шахові фігури (šaxovi fihury) (layout · text)
           
король (korolʹ) ферзь (ferzʹ) тура (tura) слон (slon) кінь (kinʹ) пішак (pišak)

ReferencesEdit

  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “слон”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka