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Harry Potter Etymology | Tom Marvolo Riddle (Voldemort)
TOM: The name “Tom” means “twin.”
MARVOLO: Implies “marvelous,” but also contains the Latin root “volo” meaning “I wish, want, will, ordain, suppose, maintain that, be willing, to mean, signify, or denote.” “Volo” also means “to fly, speed, or move rapidly.”
RIDDLE: A “riddle” is “a form of word puzzle designed to test someone’s ingenuity in arriving at its solution.” Riddles were used as a way to both puzzle the audience and teach them to understand poetic language.
VOLDEMORT: In many European languages, “mort” or “mord” refer to “death or evil.” In French, “vol-de-mort” means “flight from death” (meaning escaping death). Also in French, “vol” translates as “the act of stealing,” giving Voldemort’s name the alternate meaning to “steal from death.” In Norwegian and Danish, “vold” means “violence.” In Danish, “volde” means “to cause” and could be derived from the Latin “valde,” meaning “great, exceedingly, strongly, powerfully.” Using these defintions Lord Voldemort’s name would then mean “excessive, great, or extreme death.”
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I enjoy the simpler things in life, like sitting down with a good long gay fanfic.
It’s like there’s always been a piece of my soul missing, and it’s inside you, Clary. I know I told you once that whether God exists or not, we’re on our own. But when I’m with you, I’m not.