Freð-stertrOld Norse Dictionary - freð-stertr
Meaning of Old Norse word "freð-stertr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- or fret-stertr, m., and freðsterts-mát or fretstertu-mát, n., Mag. 23: [Chaucer calls the queen in chess fers, which is derived from her Persian name ferz or ferzan = a king’s captain; the Icel. word is no doubt of the same origin]:—check-mate with the queen’s pawn: other check-mates used in Icel. are heima-stertr, peð-rífr, gleiðar-mát, níumanna-mát, and many more.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛁᚦ-ᛋᛏᛁᚱᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Magus Saga. (G. II.)