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As English isn't my first language, I don't know the English words for different knots. Any translator fails on this part too.

Can someone point me to a source?

edit: Please also describe synonyms and who uses those. Backpackers or climbers may use different names than sailors.

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Closed because this is basically just cut and paste of a good answer to another question. I see where you are going, but perhaps we should do this in the blog. –  Russell Steen Sep 4 '12 at 16:54
    
Even in the blog I think it would be useful, not just with the names in English but go ahead and put other languages there too. –  MaskedPlant Sep 5 '12 at 18:34
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@RussellSteen: I would contribute the Danish names of the knots :) but why can't this be a simple question with one big wiki answer? It would be immensely useful to non-native English speakers like me to have this information searchable within the SE site -- not just forgotten in some past blog post. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Sep 7 '12 at 8:40
    
Closed but it's still being voted up. Wonder why that is. –  user741 Nov 11 '12 at 12:54
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@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun -- Reopened, please contribute those names :) –  Russell Steen Nov 26 '12 at 14:49
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It is better not to link to outside sources as they can disappear. Linking within SE would be safe(r).

Bowline Knot
[Example for displaying translations]
Deustch (German) - Palstek

Bowline Knot

Double Overhand Knot

Double Overhand Knot

Noose (or Hangman's Knot)

Noose (or Hangman's Knot)

Slip Knot

Slip Knot

Double Fisherman's Knot

Double Fisherman's Knot

Fortified Square Knot

Fortified Square Knot

Grapevine Knot

Grapevine Knot

Clove Hitch

Clove Hitch

Prusik Knot

Prusik Knot

Chain Sennit

Chain Sennit

sources: 'What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?'

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Kudo's. I wanted to add that all the important knots for climbing are listed here. –  theJollySin Jan 29 '13 at 21:38
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There is a knot app for iOS and Android called Knots 3D that has knot names and their synonyms listed for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian and Spanish. There are 87 knots in the app. More knots and languages are mentioned for future releases. The list of knots is here:

English

Deutsch

Nederlands

Français

Italiano

한국어

Pусский

Español

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