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English

From Middle English ches, chesse, from Old French eschés, plural of eschec, 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/). See check.