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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شَاه(šāh), from Persian شاه(šâh, king), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(šāh, king), from Old Persian 𐏋(xšāyaθiya, king), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ksayati(he rules, he has power over), from Proto-Indo-European *tke-(to gain power over, gain control over).

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xeque m (plural xeques)

  1. (chess) check, in the meaning of a position in which an opposing piece is attacking a king.
  2. a sheik

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