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Nerissa Brody

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Nerissa Brody was a Slytherin[2] student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s. She competed in the school Exploding Snap tournament during the 1996-1997 school year.


  • The name "Nerissa" was created by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice (1596). He possibly took it from Greek Νηρεις (Nereis) meaning "nymph, sea sprite", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god Nereus, who supposedly fathered them.
  • The word "brody" is slang for intentionally spinning in circles and sliding in an automobile.


Notes and references

  1. She was at least in her first year at Hogwarts during the 1993-1994 school year.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (PS2 version)

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