reversi

noun
re·​ver·​si | \ rə̇ˈvərsē \
plural -s

Definition of reversi

1 : a card game in which the player who makes the fewest points and takes the fewest tricks wins
2 : a game for two which is played on a checkerboard with 64 pieces having one color on one side and another on the other and in which if a player can so place his men as to enclose one of the opponent's he may reverse it and use it as one of his own

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History and Etymology for reversi

French, from obsolete French reversin, modification (influenced by French revers reverse, from Middle French) of Italian rovescina, from rovescio, adjective, reverse, inside out, from rovesciare to reverse, turn inside out, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin reversiare, from Late Latin reversare to turn round; from the fact that the game is won by losing

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“Reversi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reversi. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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