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"Fair Ravenclaw, from glen"
- Sorting Hat (GF12)

Glen

Definition

A glen is a narrow, deep valley, often with a watercourse running through it.

Commentary

Etymology

The word is Goidelic in origin: gleann in Irish and Scottish Gaelic, glion in Manx.

Notes

The fact that Ravenclaw is said to have come "from glen," which is a Scottish term, suggests that she was from Scotland.

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