slon "bishop", lad'a "castle"

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Wed Aug 1 01:49:53 UTC 2001

>Harrrumph! I am working only from Polish (not Russian). I'll ask
>people who know a lot more than me. (I know, I know; all I have to do
>is walk out on the street, stop the first ....)

    I can save Dennis some time. My Russian-English dictionary says of
_slon-: "1) elephant. 2) (in chess) bishop." Meanwhile, my
English-Russian dictionary says of (chess) "castle": lad'a. (literal
meaning: (poetic) "boat").

---Gerald Cohen

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