nebun

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne- (not) +‎ bun (sane). The sense “bishop (chess piece)” is a semantic loan fron French fou,[1] from Spanish alfil, from Arabic الفيل‎(al-fīl, elephant, chess bishop)‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nebun m or n (feminine singular nebună, masculine plural nebuni, feminine and neuter plural nebune)

  1. crazy, insane

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Noun[edit]

nebun m (plural nebuni, feminine equivalent nebună)

  1. madman
  2. (chess) bishop

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See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Romanian · piese de șah (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
rege regină, damă tură, turn nebun cal pion

References[edit]

  1. ^ H. Tiktin, Paul Miron (ed.), "nebún", Rumänisches-deutsches Wörterbuch, Band II, Otto Harrassowitz (publ. 1988, 2., überarbeitete und ergänzte Auflage), page 741.