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Behind the Name: Harry Potter
From a Roman cognomen which meant 'old' from Latin senectus
An aquatic plant also known as arrowhead
Derived from πλουτος (ploutos) 'riches, wealth' and αρχη (arche) 'origin, source'
Alternate spelling for a type of bread
A very strong wind
A small bunch of flowers
Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí, which means 'red king' from Irish ruadh 'red' combined with rí 'king'
Diminutive of Euphemia, which means 'to speak well', derived from Greek ευ 'good' and φημι (phemi) 'to speak'
The dried flower bud of a tropical tree, used as a pungent aromatic spice
Roman cognomen meaning 'wise' in Latin.
Feminine form of the Roman family name Porcius, which means 'pig'
English feminine form of the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning 'God is gracious'
A hardy, evergreen, somewhat shrubby plant, is a native of Southern Europe; also known as herb of grace
Roman family name; the father-in-law of Julius Caesar
From a Roman family name which was derived from Latin claudus meaning 'lame, crippled'
Means 'conqueror of Corioli'; title character of a Shakespeare play
Derived it from the slang word finicky meaning 'demanding'
From a Roman cognomen which possibly meant 'hairy', from Latin caesaries 'hair'
To separate grain from (a plant), typically with a flail or by the action of a revolving mechanism.
To shine faintly with a wavering light
To be filled with wonder or astonishment
A commonly cultivated plant of European woodlands that produces pale yellow flowers in the early spring
Diminutive of Margaret, which is from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning 'pearl'
Derived from the French form of the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning 'favour' or 'grace'
Roman cognomen meaning 'heavy' in Latin
Derived from Ahenobarbus, a Roman cognomen meaning 'bronze beard' in Latin
From the Latin almus 'nourishing'
Roman form of Greek Πολυδευκης (Polydeukes), which means 'very sweet' from Greek πολυς (polys) 'much' and δευκης (deukes) 'sweet'
From the Greek Καστωρ (Kastor), possibly related to κεκασμαι (kekasmai) 'to shine, to excel'
From the name of a temperate shrub or small tree with broad leaves, bearing prominent male catkins in spring and round hard-shelled edible nuts in autumn
A fine soft wool, originally that from the Kashmir goat
Shine or luster on a smooth surface
Feminine form of a Roman family name meaning 'eight' in Latin
Roman family name which meant 'golden' or 'yellow-haired'
Derived from Latin fulvus 'yellow, tawny'
The husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing
A machine for sowing seed mechanically
Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius, which was derived from Latin caecus 'blind'
A plant disease, especially one caused by fungi such as mildews, rusts, and smuts
Derived from Greek χρυσος (chrysos) meaning 'golden'
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was composed of the elements dâraya 'to possess' and vahu 'good'
Means 'of Rome' in Latin
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