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"....[Miskine's] reactions were so slow it [the Snitch] managed to make an escape"
-- match report Liechtenstein v Chad, Daily Prophet, 18 May 2014 (Pm)

Jacques Miskine

Quidditch player, Seeker for the Chad’s National Team (2014).

Participant in the Quidditch World Cup 2014 tournament for Chad, he partook in a three-day match against Liechtenstein, where he was so exhausted by the second day that he didn't notice the Snitch hovering above his left eyebrow for five minutes. The Snitch was inches away from Miskine's outstretched hand when his Liechtenstein opposite finally caught it on Day 3 (Pm).

Other canon notes and references

Since Viktor Krum, born 1976, was the oldest player at the tournament (Pm), Miskine must have been born after 1976.



Jacques is a male French given name, deriving from the Latin Iacobus, the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos) and Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov), which in the Bible means "holder of the heel" or "supplanter". It may also have come from a name like יַעֲקֹבְאֵל (Ya'aqov'el) meaning "may God protect" (Behind the Name).  A famous Chadian with the same name is Jacques Doumro, who fought for France in World War II, and eventually became the General and Chief-of-Staff of Chadian Armed Forces in the 1960s.
Miskine comes from Arabic مسكين (miskīn) and is a French slang term used to mock someone as "pauvre, malheureux, triste (a poor, unhappy or sad one)", fitting considering this embarrassing Quidditch World Cup incident (Wiktionary Français). A famous Chadian with the same surname is Idriss Miskine, a Chadian diplomat and politician.

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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