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"pawn" and "Bauer"

"pawn" and "Bauer" , What's the connection? Why "pawn" means "Bauer"?

February 26, 2013

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The chess piece that is called a "pawn" in English is a "Bauer" (lit. farmer) in German.

See also:

http://goo.gl/jWc6q

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawn_%28chess%29#Etymology_and_word_usage


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tylrmurphy

Moved to the German section.

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