NABOKV-L post 0002640, Wed, 17 Dec 1997 16:26:10 -0800

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Re: Botkin/Kinbote/Shade (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 13:54:59 -0800 (PST)
To: NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.ucsb.edu
Subject: Re: Botkin/Kinbote/Shade (fwd)

From: MEDELSTEIN@scuacc.scu.edu

I don't know if I was the one who "uncovered" the "gem" (re: "bodkin"
meaning one wedged in between two others), but I did quote that
definition in my 1982 article on PF that I recently mentioned here
(in _Nabokov's Fifth Arc_). In that essay, I did quite a bit of
etymological (as opposed to entomological :-) ) analysis of
the characters' names in PF and discussion of relevant multiple meanings
of these. Marilyn Edelstein