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See also: قلعہand قلعة

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Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قلعه (qal'a).

NounEdit

قلعه (kal'e)

  1. fortress
  2. castle

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reborrowed from Arabic قَلْعَة (qalʿa), from Persian کلات (kalât, fortress). Akin to Mazanderani کلا (kalâ, borough).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

قلعه (qal'e) (plural قلعه‌ها (qal'e-hâ) or قلاع (qelâ'))

  1. fortress, castle, stronghold
  2. (chess) rook

SynonymsEdit

  • (fortress, castle): دژ (dež), قصر (qasr)
  • (rook): رخ (rox)

See alsoEdit

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)