قلعه

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See also: قلعہ and قلعة

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قلعه (qal'a).

Noun[edit]

قلعه (kal'e)

  1. fortress
  2. castle

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reborrowed from Arabic قَلْعَة (qalʿa), from Persian کلات (kalât, fortress). Akin to Mazanderani کلا (kalâ, borough).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

قلعه (qal'e) (plural قلعه‌ها (qal'e-hâ) or قلاع (qelâ'))

  1. fortress, castle, stronghold
  2. (chess) rook

Synonyms[edit]

  • (fortress, castle): دژ (dež), قصر (qasr)
  • (rook): رخ (rox)

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)