فيل

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See also: فیلand قيل

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian پیل (pīl)), from Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru), related to Egyptian ꜣbw

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(root of English elephant).

Noun[edit]

فِيل (fīlm (dual فِيلَان (fīlān), plural فِيَلَة (fiyala) or فُيُول (fuyūl) or أَفْيَال (ʾafyāl), feminine فِيلَة (fīla))

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop (use the dual to pluralize)

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