Schach

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See also: s'chach

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schāch, from Arabic شاه(šāh), from Persian شاه(šâh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(mlkʾ /šāh/), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /xšāyaθiya/, king). Doublet of Check, Schah, and Scheck.

Oriental words were usually borrowed into Middle High German through Italian or Old French. Therefore the final /x/ is remarkable, because this sound was replaced with /k/ in Italian scacco, Old French échec. There are two possible explanations for this: Either the word was borrowed directly from Arabic during the early Crusades, or it was borrowed through Middle Dutch schaec and the -ch goes back to artificial reproduction of the High German consonant shift (as happened in several other words).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃax/
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  • Rhymes: -ax

Noun[edit]

Schach n (strong, genitive Schachs, plural Schachs)

  1. chess (game)
  2. check (chess situation in which the king is directly threatened)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Hungarian: sakk
  • Luxembourgish: Schach
  • Romanian: șah
  • Swedish: schack

Noun[edit]

Schach m (strong, genitive Schachs, plural Schachs or Schache)

  1. Obsolete form of Schah (Persian or, by extension, other Oriental ruler).

Further reading[edit]

  • Schach” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Schach” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schach n

  1. chess
    Schach spiele.
    To play chess.

Further reading[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Schach, from Persian شاه(šâh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(mlkʾ /šāh/), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /xšāyaθiya/, king).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schach n (uncountable)

  1. chess

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Luxembourgish · Schachfiguren (Schach + Figuren) (layout · text)
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