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Poppy Pomfrey and Pomona Sprout, who were both referred to as "madam" while working at Hogwarts

Madam or madame (abbreviated to "Mme") is an honourific used for muggle and magical women alike. It comes from the French word "madame" meaning "my lady".

Usage

In general, "madame" is used to show respect, presumably in lieu of qualifications that would allow the usage of the other respectful honourific, "Professor" (though it has been used to refer to known professors also); for example, this applies to Female Ministry of Magic employees like Dolores Umbridge[1] and female members of the non-teaching staff at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like Madames Pince[2] and Pomfrey.[3]

Known witches who use the title

Behind the scenes

Translations

  • Afrikaans: Madame
  • Bulgarian: Мадам
  • Chinese (PRC): 夫人
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 夫人
  • Croatian: madame
  • Dutch: Madame
  • Finnish: Matami
  • French: Madame
  • Hebrew: מדאם
  • Icelandic: Fröken
  • Italian: Madama
  • Japanese: マダム
  • Latvian: madāma
  • Polish: pani
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Madame
  • Romanian: Doamna or Madame
  • Russian: Мадам (Madam)
  • Serbian: Мадам (Madam)
  • Spanish: Madame
  • Ukrainian: Мадам (Madam)

The following languages are the same as the original:

  • Asturian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Faroese
  • German
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Swedish
  • Welsh

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 12 (The Mirror of Erised)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 8 (The Hearing)
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)
  7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  9. HP lexicon transcript of JKR's notes.
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15 (Beauxbatons and Durmstrang)
  11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 8 (The Deathday Party)
  12. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
  13. Daily Prophet Newsletters: 8 February, 1999, Page 2
  14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
  15. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 4 (The Arrival of the Golden Snitch)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
  17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 10 (The Marauder's Map)
  18. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20 (Lord Voldemort's Request)
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)


Honourific titles
Lady · Lord · Professor · Madam · Mr · Mrs · Sir
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