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'''Mortlake''' was a [[Wizards|wizard]] who kept [[ferret]]s. In [[1992]], a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] raid on his home confiscated the ferrets, because they appeared to have experimental [[charm]]s placed on them. The case was referred to the [[Committee on Experimental Charms]].
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{{Quote|There was some pretty nasty stuff that wasn't my department, though. Mortlake was taken away for questioning about some extremely odd ferrets, but that's the Committee on Experimental Charms, thank goodness…|[[Arthur Weasley]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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'''Mortlake''' was a [[Wizards|wizard]] who kept [[ferret]]s. In [[1992]], a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] raid on his home confiscated the ferrets, because they appeared to have experimental [[charm]]s placed on them. The case was referred to the [[Committee on Experimental Charms]].<ref name="CS3">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 3 (''The Burrow'')</ref>
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==Etymology==
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*''Mort'' is the [[Latin]] word for "death"; a lake is a large body of [[water]]. Hence, the name translates roughly to "death lake" or "lake of death".
   
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{Mention}}
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Latest revision as of 18:22, November 23, 2013

Mortlake
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Human

Gender

Male

"There was some pretty nasty stuff that wasn't my department, though. Mortlake was taken away for questioning about some extremely odd ferrets, but that's the Committee on Experimental Charms, thank goodness…"
Arthur Weasley.[src]

Mortlake was a wizard who kept ferrets. In 1992, a Ministry of Magic raid on his home confiscated the ferrets, because they appeared to have experimental charms placed on them. The case was referred to the Committee on Experimental Charms.[1]

EtymologyEdit

  • Mort is the Latin word for "death"; a lake is a large body of water. Hence, the name translates roughly to "death lake" or "lake of death".

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 3 (The Burrow)

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