framhjáhlaup

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From framhjá (‘past’ as in "moving past a place") + hlaup (‘run’).

Noun[edit]

framhjáhlaup n

  1. (chess) an en passant move
    Svartur drap peð hvíts í framhjáhlaupi.
    Black captured white's pawn en passant.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used with the preposition í: í framhjáhlaupi, and together with the preposition can directly translate the adverbial phrase "en passant".