See also: شاہ‎, ساہ, and شاة

ArabicEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

شَاهَ (šāha) I, non-past يَشُوهُ‎‎ (yašūhu)

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ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Persian شاه‎.

NounEdit

شَاه (šāhm

  1. shah
  2. (chess) king
    شاه مات(šāh māt)checkmate
DeclensionEdit
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Chess pieces in Arabic · (layout · text)
           
شَاه (šāh) وَزِير(wazīr) رُخّ(ruḵḵ) فِيل(fīl) حِصَان(ḥiṣān) بَيْدَق(baydaq) – جُنْدِيّ(jundiyy)

PersianEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(mlkʾ /šāh/), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /xšāyaθiya/, king), from Proto-Iranian *xšáyati, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kšáyati (he rules, he has power over) (whence Sanskrit क्षयति (kṣáyati)), from Proto-Indo-European *tek- (to gain power over, gain control over).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian شاه
Iranian Persian
Tajik шоҳ (šoh)

شاه (šâh) (plural شاهان(šâhân))

  1. king; shah
  2. (chess) king
  3. (in compounds) Something that is the biggest or the best of its kind.
  4. (archaic) bridegroom, son-in-law, or brother-in-law
    • 10th Century CE, Ferdowsi, Shahnameh
      مگر شاه را نزد ماه آوریم / به نزدیک او پایگاه آوریم
      magar šâh râ nazd-e mâh âvarim / be nazdik-e 'u pâygâh âvarim
      [... We shall not give up] unless we bring the groom (Zāl) before the Moon (metaphor: Rudāba), / and settle him by her side.
    Synonym: شاه‌داماد(šâh-dâmâd)

Derived termsEdit

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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)

DescendantsEdit