xeque

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic شَاه ‎(šāh), from Persian شاه ‎(šâh, king), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠 ‎(šāh, king), from Old Persian 𐏋 ‎(xšāyaθiya, king), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ksayati ‎(he rules, he has power over), from Proto-Indo-European *tke- ‎(to gain power over, gain control over).

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Noun[edit]

xeque m (plural xeques)

  1. (chess) check, in the meaning of a position in which an opposing piece is attacking a king.
  2. a sheik

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