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EtymologyEdit

From ne- (not) +‎ bun (sane). The sense “bishop (chess piece)” is a semantic loan fron French fou,[1] from Spanish alfil, from Arabic الفيل‎(al-fīl, elephant, chess bishop)‎.

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AdjectiveEdit

nebun m or n (feminine singular nebună, masculine plural nebuni, feminine and neuter plural nebune)

  1. crazy, insane

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NounEdit

nebun m (plural nebuni, feminine equivalent nebună)

  1. madman
  2. (chess) bishop

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See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Romanian · piese de șah (layout · text)
           
rege regină, damă tură, turn nebun cal pion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ H. Tiktin, Paul Miron (ed.), "nebún", Rumänisches-deutsches Wörterbuch, Band II, Otto Harrassowitz (publ. 1988, 2., überarbeitete und ergänzte Auflage), page 741.