Hey fellow researchers, does the name "Feltlauff" mean anything to you? Etymology, translation, reference to a mythological character, anything? Researching a museum curator's life and this is one of the names of his dogs, trying to find why it would end up being a name (his other dogs are named after mythological/historical characters, so I cannot imagine this being an arbitrary outlier). Any and all ideas are welcome, happy weekend!

@jeeves when I search in DuckDuckGo, I get a few results that I can’t read because they’re all in Dutch, so perhaps that’s a starting point?

@jeeves ...or perhaps they’re about your museum curator, hm. Still, if he’s Dutch, then I might search for books about Dutch fairy tales and legends. meermanno.nl/de-hondengrafjes


Yes it is weird that he is really the only thing that shows up when you search for it... Perhaps he really just made up a name for it, or it is a slight alteration of German for "field runner" or something, I am still unsure... Thank you very much for the mention though, the hunt continues haha

@jeeves if it’s from an old enough, obscure enough story, then there’s a good chance that it’s not on the internet. Or he might have made it up. Happy hunting!

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