Words And What They Mean!

Legolas

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Snape, Severus
to snape:

to treat someone badly, especially children and pupils, to rebuke, to snub

severus: (lat.)
severe

Hehehe...

Voldemort
vol + de + mort (French):
flight or wings of death


ok then....

Winky
like winky:
in a moment, very quickly – a good motto for the obedient house-elf

yup - true

--- TREKKIE ALERT! ---

Bashir, Ali this salesman, trying to establish flying carpets as a kind of family broomstick seems to be named after Dr. Julian Bashir from the film Star Trek – Deep Space Nine. The actor's name is Alexander Siddig...


Black, Sirius Sirius:
the brightest star in heaven, part of the constellation Canis Maior (the Great Dog)


Cruciatus to cruciate:
to torment, to inflict pain upon somebody


Errol,
the Weasley Owl
Errol:
first name derived from the word earl, hence a noble man, a brave person – ideal for an owl that is more dead than alive but still performs its errands (!) perfectly well.

Flitwick, Professor
to flit

to pass lightly (like a ghost), to move along swiftly
wick:
different meanings – that don’t help me much L
Flitwick:
town in England, in Bedfordshire: TOLD YOU!!


floo powder
A limerick:



A fly and a flea in a flue,
were caught, so what could they do?
Said the flea: "Let us fly",
Said the fly: "Let us flee",
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

Question: which of the fl... words has got something to do with floo powder?
Answer: flue, of course, because it is an old word for chimney!

I love that one lol!

Hogwarts
wart-hog:...turned around – have you ever thought of hogwash in this context???
Drago dormiens nunquam titillandus
never tickle a sleeping dragon


Hooch, Madam
hooch:

low-quality alcoholic beverage – bad name for a person who is supposed to teach flying a broomstick


Lupin R.J., Professor
A mixture of Latin lupus meaning wolf and a mysterious novel character, Arsène Lupin.
His first name Remus recalls Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, who were fed by a wolf.


MORSMORDRE
mors:
Latin: death

mordre:
French: to bite


Just some of my faves hehe notice Snape at the top...
 
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