فيل

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See also: فیل and قيل

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Persian پیل (pīl)), from Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru), related to Egyptian 𓍋𓃀𓅱𓌟 (3bw) (root of English elephant).

Noun[edit]

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

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

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