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'''Madam Malkin''' was the owner of [[Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions]]. She was a squat witch who was very friendly, unless anyone displayed signs of aggression in her shop.
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{{Quote|What do you need? I'm sure we have your size.|Madam Malkin greets a customer.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)}}
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'''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.
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In early [[1992]], Madam Malkin went to [[Paris]] for the [[Which Witch?]] fashion show, and left her shop closed with a notice outside.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name "Malkin" may be derived from "Malkin Tower" which was a key element in the Pendle Witches trial.<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witches</ref>
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The name "Malkin" may be derived from "Malkin Tower" which was a key element in the Pendle Witches trial.<ref>{{Wikilink|Pendle witches}}</ref>
   
Graymalkin was the name of a cat that belonged to one of the three witches (the Weird Sisters) in Shakespeare's ''MacBeth''. <ref>MacBeth (I, i, 8) http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MobMacb.html</ref>
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Graymalkin was the name of a cat that belonged to one of the three witches (the Weird Sisters) in [[William Shakespeare]]'s ''Macbeth''.<ref>William Shakespeare, ''Macbeth'' (I, i, 8) http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MobMacb.html</ref>
   
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. <ref>''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</ref>
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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.<ref>''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</ref>
   
[[File:Madam Malkin.jpg||thumb|150px|left|Madam Malkin in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''.]]
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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".<ref>http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Malkin#ixzz3NrHHg2ws</ref>
   
 
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==Appearances==
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[[File:Madam Malkin.jpg||thumb|100px|right|Madam Malkin in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''.]]
 
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MadamMalkin
Malkin
Biographical information
Title(s)

Madam

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

White[1]

Eye colour

Blue[2]

Skin colour

White[2]

Affiliation
Occupation

Shop owner

Loyalty

Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions

"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.

In early 1992, Madam Malkin went to Paris for the Which Witch? fashion show, and left her shop closed with a notice outside.

EtymologyEdit

The name "Malkin" may be derived from "Malkin Tower" which was a key element in the Pendle Witches trial.[3]

Graymalkin was the name of a cat that belonged to one of the three witches (the Weird Sisters) in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.[4]

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.[5]

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".[6]

AppearancesEdit

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Madam Malkin in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version
  3. WP favicon Pendle witches on Wikipedia
  4. William Shakespeare, Macbeth (I, i, 8) http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MobMacb.html
  5. 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
  6. http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Malkin#ixzz3NrHHg2ws



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