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Ubbly, Dr. Magical medicine.

Presumably the creator of Dr. Ubbly's Oblivious Unction, a topical treatment for scars. The Unction was prescribed to Ron by Madam Pomfrey to heal the welts left by the brain that attacked him in the Department of Mysteries (OP38).

Ugga Quidditch

(1100s)

Quidditch Beater on a twelfth-century Yorkshire team who wasn't quick enough with his club, resulting in Radulf taking a "Blooder" to the head (QA3)

Dolorers Umbridge, copyright Lisa M. Rourke.Umbridge, Dolores Jane Ministry of Magic Hogwarts staff magical creatures

Ministry witch, Special Assistant to the Minister of Magic.
Taught Defence Against the Dark Arts and gradually took over Hogwarts, first becoming Hogwarts High Inquisitor and eventually becoming Headmistress. (More...)

"dolor" = Latin for pain, sadness, grief, resentment.
"umbrage" = offense, from Latin "umbra" shade, shadow, ghost.

Umfraville, Quintius Quidditch Author

Wrote The Noble Sport of Warlocks in 1620 (QA6).

"uncle" For any character known only as "uncle [given name]," please look the character up by his given name.

Uric the Oddball, copyright Lightmaker.Uric the Oddball Chocolate Frog card Ravenclaw

(medieval, dates unknown)

A medieval wizard famous for his weirdness, who once convinced himself he was a ghost, wore a jellyfish for a hat, and at one point listened to Fwooper song for three months straight (FB, fw). Despite seemingly never doing anything of importance, though, he was covered in first-years’ History of Magic classes (PS8). For more details about Uric's strange life, purchase a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

'Uric' means of or relating to urine, and could be a phonetic joke on the name 'Yorick',' from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." Rowling's "Wizard of the Month" for September 2004 (JKR).

Urquhart SlytherinQuidditch

Slytherin, 1990s
Interestingly Urquhart captained the Slytherin Quidditch team during Harry’s sixth year despite never having been previously mentioned as a player (HBP14).

Urquhart is the name of a castle located along Loch Ness in Scotland.

 

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