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The Witcher: Geralt of Rivia, the witcher of The Witcher series, names all of his horses Plotka. This is the feminine, diminutive (endearing) form of Ploć, which is a European fresh water fish, not a cockroach as I first thought.
Geralt prefers to ride mares, and he gives them a female gendered name that’s affectionate in its tone. A more correct translation of Plotka would be Roachie.
The Witcher is written in Polish by author Andrzej Sapkowski.
THE READER’S WIKI is a slowly growing collection of glossary/wiki entries where I collect terms from the titles I delve into.
NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. =)
I try to list all the (potentially) new terms as I write my blog posts and link to the wiki page where they are explained. Linked words are always this colour and underscored.
Let me know if the word/concept you’re looking for isn’t there and I’ll try to add it as soon as I can.