There will probably other theories about the origin of the name "rook" for this Chess piece; however her is the one I believe is best. IN the origins of the game itself, the game was called Chaturanga and it was not exactly the same as modern chess. The piece we call a rook was considered to be a chariot rather than a castle, probably because of the speed with which it moves. The Sanskrit word for chariot was "ratha". In Arabic it is still referred to as a chariot with the name "rukhkh." When the game spread to Europe, the word "rukhkh" sounded like the Italian word "rocco", which meant "tower." Since the two words sounded alike, the Italian word was used but the meaning changed from chariot to tower. The piece is still thought of as a tower in European translations. Various European countries use their language's word for "tower" rather than their words for "chariot". In Middle English the concept of tower eventually turned into castle since most castles had towers.
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The chess pieces at either side of the board get their English name from the Persian word for "chariot" (rokh), originally a Sanskrit term (rath). The explanation is that some chariots were once designed to look like mobile fortifications, or they may represent siege towers. Certainly you would not be transporting a stone castle from place to place.
Historically , the rook symbolized a chariot and the Persian word "Rukh" meant chariot .
In the medieval shatranj (an older form of chess) , the rook symbolized a chariot . The Persian word rukh means chariot .
the rook, which is another name for a castle in chess
The piece that looks like a "castle" is called a "rook".
It's called a castle. hope this helps!
A castle is a chess piece that can move any number of squares vertically or horizontally. It is also called a rook.
The board game in which players castle to protect their king and/or develop a rook is called Chess. To castle, the king and rook being castled can not have moved, the king may not be in check, there may not be a piece between the castling king and rook, and an opponent's piece may not be attacking the squares in which the king moves. To castle, the king moves two squares either towards the kingside rook or the queenside rook, and the rook is placed on the square the king passed through. Castling takes one chess turn.
The "rook". A rook is the name of a Eurasian bird of the crow family. A rook is also the chess piece that resembles a tower of a castle.
The castle (properly called a rook) can only move in straight lines, vertically or horizontally. It can move any number of spaces in these directions. It can also participate in a move called "castling." This is when the king moves two squares sideways towards either rook, and the rook hops over it to the intermediate square. In no circumstances can a rook move diagonally.
The one that looks like a tower in a castle. == ==