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فِيل
 فيل‎ on Arabic Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian pyl (/pīl/), from Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (/pīru/), related to Egyptian ꜣbw

    

(root of English elephant).

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NounEdit

فِيل (fīlm (dual فِيلَان(fīlān), plural فِيَلَة(fiyala) or فُيُول(fuyūl) or أَفْيَال(ʾafyāl), feminine فِيلَة(fīla))

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop (use the dual to pluralize)

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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)

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