schaak

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch schaec, from Old French escac or directly from Medieval Latin scaccus, from Arabic شَاه(šāh), from Persian شاه(šâh, king).[1]

Noun[edit]

schaak n (uncountable)

  1. (games) chess
  2. (position in chess) check
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Papiamentu: skaf, skak, schaak
See also[edit]
Chess pieces in Dutch · schaakstukken (schaak + stukken) (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
koning koningin, dame toren loper paard pion

Interjection[edit]

schaak

  1. check; said when one can strike the opponent's king in chess, but the opponent can still make moves to prevent the king from being taken.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

schaak

  1. first-person singular present indicative of schaken
  2. imperative of schaken

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press