from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very white glittering star of the second magnitude, in the left shoulder of Orion. It is γ Orionis.
  • n. In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds.


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  • I always saw bellatrix as the morticia adams type.

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  • I absoulutly LOVE how they had Dobby saying "You shall not harm Harry Potter" and then bellatrix throws the knife.


  • Quidditch again, Katie Bell, the psicho twisted bellatrix, i think here comes the best movie yet ....

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  • OH but wait they made up for it by the burrow getting randomly attacked by fenrir greyback and bellatrix lestrange which makes no sense at all … Idk just big plot holes with the memories and the horocruxes playing a minor role in this film when it should have been the focal point. but oh well i guess i’ll just have to pray for the next 2 too be better ….

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  • and the “severus please….” in THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE probabbly meant not save dumbledore but i think what he meant here was to save himself and thus honour the unbreakable vow so that he is now free and is able to show his ‘loyalty’ to the dark side and gain their trust and banish the last dredges of the suspicion esp in the eyes of people like bellatrix!

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  • bellatrix illi diua ferebat opem. cumque minor Ioue sit, tumidis qui regnat in undis,

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  • "... in astronomy, a ruddy glittering star, of the second magnitude, in the left shoulder of Orion. It takes its name from the Latin bellum, as being anciently supposed to have great influence in kindling wars and forming warriors...."

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