I'm 99.99% sure I've never encountered either рыцарь or меч before, very random but very cool vocab!
From German ritter
Well there's a word I'll know in German when I get to it, excellent!
Now you can read "Рыцарь на час".
saves link thank you :D
или «Алиса и крестоносцы»
I've met both, but I read/watch on Youtube all sorts of random things.
I haven't actually read anything in Russian, besides forum posts and the odd email, in ever such a long time. I should get into that habit, clearly it's the way to come across neat words...
Omg is that the new 989 version of the Monk Slayer? I'm so jealous!
Why 'his'? Can't a knight be a woman?
Well, knights don't really exist anymore, and back when they did, I think they were only men.
Knights do indeed still exist - HM Liz II makes new ones twice a year. Female ones are called Dames.
Does this word, меч, have anything to do with the word мечтать or is it just a coincidence that they are so similar?
The Russian words for sword, ball, and game seem very similar.
Do Russians have a problem getting them mixed up? Or is there a way not to get them confused?
Well, they do sound slightly different, and if you're a Russian kid growing up surrounded by Russian speakers, you'll develop a pretty good hearing for those subtle differences. (Just like Chinese and their neighbours can hear the different tones)