See also: رح

Arabic edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation 1 edit

Verb edit

رَخَّ (raḵḵa) I, non-past يَرُخُّ‎ (yaruḵḵu)

  1. to dilute, to mix with water
  2. to break or crush so as to make soft
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Pronunciation 2 edit

Noun edit

رَخّ (raḵḵm (collective, singulative رَخَّة f (raḵḵa))

  1. light shower
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Noun edit

رَخّ (raḵḵm

  1. verbal noun of رَخَّ (raḵḵa) (form I)
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Adjective edit

رَخّ (raḵḵ)

  1. soft, relaxed, irresolute
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Etymology 2 edit

From Persian رخ (roxx).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

رُخّ (ruḵḵm (plural رِخَاخ (riḵāḵ) or رِخَخَة (riḵaḵa))

  1. (chess) castle, rook
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Synonyms edit
Descendants edit
  • Catalan: roc
  • Spanish: roque
  • Old French: roc

Etymology 3 edit

From Persian رخ (rox).

Noun edit

رُخّ (ruḵḵm

  1. roc (mythical bird)
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See also edit

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

Persian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Cognate with Yagnobi рах (rax).

Pronunciation edit

 

Readings
Classical reading? rux
Dari reading? rux
Iranian reading? rox
Tajik reading? rux

Noun edit

رُخ (rox)

  1. face, cheek
  2. countenance

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Persian lhw' (rox, rook, castle (chess)). Possibly cognate with Sanskrit रथ (ratha, chariot).

Noun edit

رُخ (rox)

  1. (chess) rook
Descendants edit
See also edit
Chess pieces in Persian · مهره‌های شطرنج (mohre-hâye šatranj) (layout · text)
           
شاه (šâh) وزیر (vazir) رخ (rox),
قلعه (qal'e)
فیل (fil) اسب (asb) پیاده (piyâde),
سرباز (sarbâz)

References edit

  • Hastings (1855): British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 16, p. 44
  • Hayyim, Sulayman (1934), “رخ”, in New Persian–English dictionary, Teheran: Librairie-imprimerie Béroukhim