шах и мат

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian شاه مات (shâh-e mât, the king is dead), where и corresponds to the Persian ezafe.

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шах и ма́т ‎(šax i mátm inan ‎(genitive ша́ха и ма́та, nominative plural ша́хи и ма́ты)

  1. checkmate, check and mate

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