слон

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Belarusian[edit]

Elephant

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę ‎(to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan ‎(lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

слон ‎(slonm

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension[edit]


Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę ‎(to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan ‎(lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

слон ‎(slonm ‎(feminine слоница)

  1. elephant (usually a male one)

Inflection[edit]


Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan ‎(lion).

Noun[edit]

слон ‎(slonm

  1. elephant

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan ‎(lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

слон ‎(slonm anim ‎(genitive слона́, nominative plural слоны́)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension[edit]

Abbreviations[edit]

  • (chess piece): С ‎(S)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Diminutive forms

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Russian · ша́хматные фигу́ры ‎(šáxmatnyje figúry) (layout · text)
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коро́ль ‎(korólʹ) ферзь ‎(ferzʹ) ладья́ ‎(ladʹjá) слон ‎(slon) конь ‎(konʹ) пе́шка ‎(péška)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan ‎(lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

сло̏н m ‎(Latin spelling slȍn)

  1. elephant

Declension[edit]


Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from to lean against, relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan ‎(lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

слон ‎(slonm anim ‎(genitive слона́, nominative plural слони́)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “слон”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka