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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *scaccus, from Arabic شَاه(šāh, king in chess), from Persian شاه(šāh, shah, king), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /xšāyaθiya/). Related is English check.

NounEdit

eschec m (oblique plural eschés, nominative singular eschés, nominative plural eschec)

  1. failure (act of failing)
  2. (chess) check (instance where one must move or cover the king)

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