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*[[Sinistra Lowe]] (possibly<ref name="Lowe"/>) - a [[wizardkind|witch]] with possible ties to the Sinistra family. She was an advocate of [[pure-blood supremacy]].
 
*[[Sinistra Lowe]] (possibly<ref name="Lowe"/>) - a [[wizardkind|witch]] with possible ties to the Sinistra family. She was an advocate of [[pure-blood supremacy]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
"Sinistra" originates from the Latin "''sinister''", meaning "''left''" or "''with a direction to the left''".<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sinister sinester on wictionaryy]</ref> The most probable explanation for this is that the planets of the solar system rotate counterclockwise (from right to left). Sinistra is also the name of a star of the constellation of Ophiuchus. The contemporary meaning of the word "''sinister''" is "having bad intent""<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sinister sinester on wictionary]</ref> , but considering the family's limited involvement in the plot, this likely has no meaning to the story.
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"Sinistra" originates from the Latin "''sinister''", meaning "''left''" or "''with a direction to the left''".<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sinister sinester on wictionaryy]</ref> The most probable explanation for this is that the planets of the solar system rotate anti-clockwise. Sinistra is also the name of a star of the constellation of Ophiuchus. The contemporary meaning of the word "''sinister''" is "having bad intent""<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sinister sinester on wictionary]</ref> , but considering the family's limited involvement in the plot, this likely has no meaning to the story.
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Professorsinistra
Sinistra family
Family heritage
Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood (possibly[1])

Notable family members
Status

Extant (possibly[3])

Relationships
Related families

Lowe family (possibly[2])

Affiliation
Loyalty

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Sinistra is the surname of a wizarding family with an uncertain blood status, though they may be at least half-blood[1]. It is possible that they are related to the Lowe family.

Known membersEdit

EtymologyEdit

"Sinistra" originates from the Latin "sinister", meaning "left" or "with a direction to the left".[4] The most probable explanation for this is that the planets of the solar system rotate anti-clockwise. Sinistra is also the name of a star of the constellation of Ophiuchus. The contemporary meaning of the word "sinister" is "having bad intent""[5] , but considering the family's limited involvement in the plot, this likely has no meaning to the story.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 As Aurora Sinistra and Mr. or Ms. Sinistra were both magical, this implies that the family had a certain amount of magical blood, though the case of Colin and Dennis Creevey may disprove this. But, providing that Sinistra Lowe was a family member, it is practically impossible that she was a Muggle-born.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 It is possible that, just like Garino, Name, Laurenzoo and Spellman, Sinistra Lowe used her last name only while working as an author, as Sinistra Lowe is a plausible double-barrel name.
  3. Providing that Aurora Sinistra survived the Battle of Hogwarts at the end of the Second Wizarding War.
  4. sinester on wictionaryy
  5. sinester on wictionary

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