Ged (heraldry)


Ged (heraldry)

A ged is a heraldic term for the fish known in English as a pike. It is often used in "canting" coats; that is, using coats of arms to make a pun on the last name of the bearer, one of his titles, a nickname, or the name of his estate.

The word "ged" is derived from the Old Norse "gaddr" (spike). In modern Swedish the word for pike is "gädda".


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