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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ح ص ن(ḥ-ṣ-n), meaning to be inaccessible, to be fortified, to be hidden away, to be prized.[1] [2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ħi.sˁaːn/
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NounEdit

حِصَان (ḥiṣānm (plural أَحْصِنَة(ʾaḥṣina) or حُصُن(ḥuṣun))

  1. horse
  2. stallion, stud, sire
  3. (chess) knight
  4. horsepower

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See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Arabic · (layout · text)
           
شَاه(šāh) وَزِير(wazīr) رُخّ(ruḵḵ) فِيل(fīl) حِصَان (ḥiṣān) بَيْدَق(baydaq) – جُنْدِيّ(jundiyy)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “حصن” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 586-587, meaning to be unapproachable, to inaccessible or difficult to access especially from height, to be fortified, to covet, to be an object which one is miserly about, to hide away from others, to be prized, one's spouse, a high-bred horse desirable for breeding, a stallion or stud.
  2. ^ Upton, Roger D. (1881). Travels in the Arabian Desert.

Egyptian ArabicEdit

NounEdit

حصان (ḥúṣānm, أحصنة‎ (ʾaḥṣína) pl

  1. horse

Hijazi ArabicEdit

 
حُصان

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic حِصَان(ḥiṣān).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

حُصَان (ḥuṣānm (plural أحصنة‎ ‎(ʾaḥṣina))

  1. horse
  2. stallion
  3. (chess) knight

SynonymsEdit