EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish alfil (chess bishop), which is a false friend.

NounEdit

alfil (plural alfils)

  1. (chess) A fairy piece that moves two squares diagonally, leaping over any intermediary pieces.

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

NounEdit

alfil m (plural alfiles)

  1. (chess) bishop

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Asturian · pieces d'axedrez (layout · text)
           
rei dama, reina torre alfil caballu peón

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alfil m (plural alfils)

  1. (chess) bishop

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Catalan · peces d'escacs (layout · text)
           
rei reina, dama torre alfil cavall peó

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فِيل(fīl, elephant), used as a name for the chess piece, from Persian پیل(pīl); see Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru).

NounEdit

alfil m (plural alfís)

  1. (chess) bishop

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Galician · pezas de xadrez (layout · text)
           
rei dama, raíña torre, roque alfil cabalo peón

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فِيل(fīl, elephant), used as a name for the chess piece, from Persian پیل(pīl); see Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alˈfil/, [alˈfil]

NounEdit

alfil m (plural alfiles)

  1. (chess) bishop

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Spanish · piezas de ajedrez (layout · text)
           
rey dama, reina torre, roque alfil caballo peón

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