Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈskat.t͡ʃi/
  • Rhymes: -attʃi
  • Hyphenation: scàc‧ci

Verb edit


  1. inflection of scacciare:
    1. second-person singular present indicative
    2. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative

Latin edit

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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Arabic شَاه (šāh, king [in chess]), from Classical Persian شاه (šāh, shah).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

scaccī m pl (genitive scaccōrum); second declension

  1. (Medieval Latin, New Latin) chess
    Synonym: lūdus scaccōrum

Usage notes edit

  • In the Classical pronunciation, scacci is consonantially identical to the modern Italian-language designation for chess scacchi, but this is not so in Ecclesiastical. Ecclesiastical or Italianate Latin is thus more likely to use the alternative form scacchi, which forces [k] before [i].

Declension edit

Second-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative scaccī
Genitive scaccōrum
Dative scaccīs
Accusative scaccōs
Ablative scaccīs
Vocative scaccī

Derived terms edit

See also edit

Chess pieces in Latin · latrunculī, mīlitēs scaccōrum (layout · text)
rēx rēgīna turris sagittifer eques pedes

References edit