chek

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Yale romanization of the Cantonese (cek3). Doublet of chi.

Noun[edit]

chek (plural cheks or chek)

  1. A Hong Kong foot.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French eschec, from Medieval Latin scaccus, borrowed from Arabic شَاه(šāh), borrowed from Persian شاه(šâh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠(mlkʾ /šāh/), from Old Persian 𐏋 ( /xšāyaθiya/, king). Compare ches.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃɛk/, /t͡ʃɛːk/

Interjection[edit]

chek

  1. (chess) Said when the opponent's king is under attack. [from 14th c.]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: check

References[edit]

Noun[edit]

chek (plural chekkes)

  1. (chess) The threatening of a king. [from 15th c.]
  2. An assault, attack, or raid. [from 14th c.]
  3. A deed, event or occurrence. [from 14th c.]
  4. (rare) A checkered pattern. [from 15th c.]
  5. (falconry, rare) A check. [from 15th c.]

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: check, cheque (see there for further descendants)

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