Hermione

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Ἑρμῐόνη (Hermiónē).

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Hermione

  1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of Helen and Menelaus, wife of Orestes.
  2. A female given name of mostly British usage.
    • 2002 March 7, "Sirius Black" (username), "Re: JKR is wrong!", in alt.fan.harry-potter, Usenet:
      Some literature uses a diaeresis over the e to show that it is pronounced: so Bronte, Terpsichore, Hermione, could be written as Brontë, Terpsichorë, Hermionë, but since diaereses take effort to put in there on English keyboards, writers typically leave out the optional, yet helpful, diacritical mark. I think Hermionë is a rather learnèd [ooh-another diacritical mark] girl and will decide to use the diaeresis when writing her name; when people ask why, it will give her opportunity to say “So you’ll pronounce my name correctly, ninny.”

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See also[edit]

  • Hermine (unrelated German name, used in German translations of the Harry Potter series)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hermione” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.