eschec

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

eschec m (oblique plural eschés, nominative singular eschés, nominative plural eschec)

  1. failure (act of failing)
  2. (chess) check (instance where one must move or cover the king)

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