Harry Potter Etymology | Nymphadora Tonks
NYMPHADORA: The name translates as “Gift of the Nymphs.” A “nymph,” in Greek mythology, refers to “a member of group of female ‘spirits’ found in different types of nature.” They are further classified by where they were found. They also had the ability to change shapes, a very clear connection to Tonks’ own ability to shapeshift. In Latin, “nympha” translates to “a bride” and “Nymphae” to “the Nymphs.”
TONKS: A “tonk” means “a fool or an idiot,” “a powerful hit or stroke,” and “to strike.” This would definitely relate to Tonks’ clumsiness.
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