- "What do you need? I'm sure we have your size."
- —Madam Malkin greets a customer.[src]
Madam Malkin was the owner of Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions. She was a squat witch dressed all in mauve who was very friendly, unless anyone displayed signs of aggression in her shop.
The name "Malkin" may be derived from "Malkin Tower" which was a key element in the Pendle Witches trial.
A malkin is also an old name for a scarecrow, dressed to frighten away birds. Malkin-trash was someone who was poorly or frighteningly dressed.
It could also be of early medieval English origin, deriving from a female given name first recorded as "Malkyn" in 1297, a diminutive form of "Malle", itself a nickname form of "Mary". To Malle has been added the diminutive suffix "kyn or kin", meaning "close relative of". "Mary" was an extremely popular medieval female given name, being the claimed name of the mother of Christ in the New Testament. The original name is thought to have been derived from the Aramaic "Maryan", translating as the "wished-for-child", but others claim that it means "the star of the sea".
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Name seen on sign)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (GBC version only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Name seen on sign)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Name seen on sign)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Name seen on sign)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Name seen on sign)
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version
- ↑ Pendle witches on Wikipedia
- ↑ William Shakespeare, Macbeth (I, i, 8) http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MobMacb.html
- ↑ Lexicons of Early Modern English. Ed. Ian Lancashire. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Library and University of Toronto Press, 2006. Date consulted: 11 June 2011. URL: http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/lexicon/entry.cfm?ent=617-1557
- ↑ http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Malkin#ixzz3NrHHg2ws