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Written by Maisy
(9/28/2006 7:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Other Queen Mab's, penned by teri-mc
[I]n the dialect of Shakespeare's native Warwickshire, the word Mabled" was once current, meaning "led astray by fairies or elves." Also, Mab is expressly tiny, and the word "mab" means "small child" in Cymric, the language of Wales. Shakespeare's interest in Wales and its language at the period when Romeo and Juliet was written, and its importance as the origin of many elements of Warwickshire folklore, make it a possible source for the name (p. 386).I love the word Mabled! Great stuff!
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