رخ

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

رَخَّ (raḵḵa) I, non-past يَرُخُّ‎‎ (yaruḵḵu)

  1. to dilute, to mix with water
  2. to break or crush so as to make soft
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رَخّ (raḵḵm (collective, singulative رَخَّة(raḵḵa))

  1. light shower
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

رَخّ (raḵḵm

  1. verbal noun of رَخَّ (raḵḵa) (form I)
Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

رَخّ (raḵḵ)

  1. soft, relaxed, irresolute
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian رخ(rook).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رُخّ (ruḵḵm (plural رِخَاخ(riḵāḵ) or رِخَخَة(riḵaḵa))

  1. (chess) castle, rook
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Persian رخ(roc).

Noun[edit]

رُخّ (ruḵḵm

  1. roc (mythical bird)
Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Arabic · (layout · text)
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شَاه(šāh) وَزِير(wazīr) رُخّ (ruḵḵ) فِيل(fīl) حِصَان(ḥiṣān) بَيْدَق(baydaq) – جُنْدِيّ(jundiyy)

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian lhw' (rox, rook, castle (chess)), possibly from Sanskrit रथ (ratha, chariot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رخ (rox)

  1. (chess) rook
Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Persian · مهره‌های شطرنج(mohre-hâye šatranj) (layout · text)
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شاه(šâh) وزیر(vazir) رخ (rox),
قلعه(qal'e)
فیل(fil) اسب(asb) پیاده(piyâde),
سرباز(sarbâz)

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Yagnobi рах (rax).

Noun[edit]

رخ (rox)

  1. cheek
  2. face

References[edit]

  • Hastings (1855): British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 16, p. 44