See also: فیل‎, قيل‎, قبل‎, قتل, and فتل

ArabicEdit

 
فِيل
 فيل‎ on Arabic Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

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

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(root of English elephant).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. elephant
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 105:1:
      أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصْحَابِ ٱلْفِيلِ‎‎
      ʾalam tara kayfa faʿala rabbuka biʾaṣḥābi l-fīli
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (chess) bishop (use the dual to pluralize)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

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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