THE NAMES OF GAMES IN HEBREW
שמות של משחקים בעברית
in this post, we will learn some Hebrew words that we use to describe games especially board games. And a short explanation about their origin
But before, I am sure you would like to know how to write “game” in Hebrew. Game – משחק /// Games – משחקים
The word ‘chess’ -‘שחמט” came to from Persian and is the equivalent to the “cheekmate” in English. Only we used it as the name of the game. The term checkmate is an alteration of the Persian phrase “shāh māt” which means, literally, “the King is helpless”.
tic tak to - איקס מיקס דריקס
tik tak to – איקס מיקס דריקס is borrowed from the English language, not the exact words, but the spirit nonsense that comes with the term. x -איקס, mix – מיקס, driks – דריקס
The game also called
איקס עיגול = x, circle
Rubik’s cube – קובייה הונגרית
why cube is self explanatory.
simple, the inventor of the cube is an Hungarian named Erno Rubik
rubik's cube/קובייה הונגרית
Backgammon – שש-בש
six – שש
five – בש (In Turkish)
Backgammon is dice game (we use the same word for cube and dice in Hebrew).And the name is basically the combination of this numbers in the dice. p.s: you can’t use the word בש as five.
checkers – דמקה The word “דמקה” came from Russian (they stole it from the Persian) and what it means is “queen”