tafl

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tafl (a board), from Latin tabula (a tablet; a board or plank).

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tafl n (genitive singular tafls, nominative plural töfl)

  1. chess
  2. (chiefly historical) any of a class of ancient Northern European two-player board games featuring a distinctive 2:1 ratio of playing pieces, with the addition of a kingpiece to the lesser side
  3. (obsolete) A general term encompassing traditional board games, including games such as hneftafl, chess, backgammon and mill.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An ancient borrowing from Latin tabula (a tablet; a board or plank).

Noun[edit]

tafl n (genitive tafls, plural tǫfl)

  1. any of a class of ancient Northern European two-player board games featuring a distinctive 2:1 ratio of playing pieces, with the addition of a kingpiece to the lesser side

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