From Vulgar Latin *scaccus, from Arabic شَاه (šāh, “king in chess”), from Persian شاه (šāh, “shah, king”), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠 (šāh), from Old Persian 𐏋 (xšāyaθiya). Related is English check.
eschec m (oblique plural eschés, nominative singular eschés, nominative plural eschec)
- failure (act of failing)
- (chess) check (instance where one must move or cover the king)