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BelarusianEdit

 
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

ReferencesEdit

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