Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0027507, Thu, 7 Sep 2017 23:54:49 +0000

Fifalda de Fyler
Uncovered an interesting trifle today. We all know that Fleur de Fyler is, by name, a flower, but I did not realize that her sister, Fifalda, is a butterfly. Fifalde/a is an Old English word for butterfly, descended from the same Germanic root as falter. News to me!

Matt Roth

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