backgammon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from back + Middle English gamen, from Old English gamen (amusement, game).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ʹbăkgămən, IPA(key): /ˈbæk.ɡæm.ən/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

A backgammon board shown in starting position.

backgammon (countable and uncountable, plural backgammons)

  1. A board game for two players in which each has 15 stones which move between 24 triangular points according to the roll of a pair of dice; the object is to move all of one's pieces around, and bear them off the board.
    • 1842, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lady Anne Granard, volume 1, page 90:
      "I have borrowed Mrs. Palmer's backgammon-board," said Isabella, whose notion of an elderly gentleman's amusements of an evening was derived from what she had seen Mr. Palmer do.
  2. (backgammon) A victory in the game when the loser has not borne off a stone, and still has one or more stones in the winner's inner home row or on the bar.

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backgammon (third-person singular simple present backgammons, present participle backgammoning, simple past and past participle backgammoned)

  1. To win at a backgammon game with the opponent having one or more pieces in the winner’s inner home row or on the bar.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English backgammon.

Noun[edit]

backgammon m (uncountable)

  1. backgammon (board game)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English backgammon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbækɡɑm(ː)on/, [ˈbækɡɑm(ː)o̞n]
  • Syllabification: back‧gam‧mon

Noun[edit]

backgammon

  1. backgammon

Declension[edit]

Inflection of backgammon (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative backgammon backgammonit
genitive backgammonin backgammonien
backgammoneiden
backgammoneitten
partitive backgammonia backgammoneita
backgammoneja
illative backgammoniin backgammoneihin
singular plural
nominative backgammon backgammonit
accusative nom. backgammon backgammonit
gen. backgammonin
genitive backgammonin backgammonien
backgammoneiden
backgammoneitten
partitive backgammonia backgammoneita
backgammoneja
inessive backgammonissa backgammoneissa
elative backgammonista backgammoneista
illative backgammoniin backgammoneihin
adessive backgammonilla backgammoneilla
ablative backgammonilta backgammoneilta
allative backgammonille backgammoneille
essive backgammonina backgammoneina
translative backgammoniksi backgammoneiksi
instructive backgammonein
abessive backgammonitta backgammoneitta
comitative backgammoneineen
Possessive forms of backgammon (type paperi)
possessor singular plural
1st person backgammonini backgammonimme
2nd person backgammonisi backgammoninne
3rd person backgammoninsa

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English backgammon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

backgammon m (uncountable)

  1. backgammon

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English backgammon.

Noun[edit]

backgammon m (uncountable)

  1. backgammon
    Synonyms: tric trac, tavola reale

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English backgammon.

Noun[edit]

backgammon m (uncountable)

  1. backgammon
    Synonyms: chanchullo, chaquete, tablas reales

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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