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Edit #2 of Annotation [143] on Hamlet*

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298 Of these delated articles allow.
299 Farewell, and let your haste commend your duty.
300 CORNELIUS.
301 VOLTIMAND.
302 In that and all things will we show our duty.
303 KING CLAUDIUS.
304 We doubt it nothing: heartily farewell.

Entirely speculation here, but the name Voltimand appears to be of an anglicized French form. Like "Voldemort" comes from "vol de mort," meaning flight of death, I suspect "Voltimand" may be related to the word "Volte-face" and "main," meaning hand. Or it could be related to the ending in words such as "gourmand." My best guess? It somehow means "at-hand," as in, to be at the beck and call of, say, the king.

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[143] new version on l.301

Entirely speculation here, but the name Voltimand appears to be of an anglicized French form. Like "Voldemort" comes from "vol de mort," meaning flight of death, I suspect "Voltimand" may be related to the word "Volte-face" and "main," meaning hand. Or it could be related to the ending in words such as "gourmand." My best guess? It somehow means "at-hand," as in, to be at the beck and call of, say, the king.

Discussion in comments warranted.

[143] old version on l.301

Entirely speculation here, but the name Voltimand appears to be of an anglicized French form. Like "Voldemort" comes from "vol de mort," meaning flight of death, I suspect "Voltimand" may be related to the word "Volte-face" and "main," meaning hand. Or it could be related to the ending in words such as "gourmand." My best guess? It somehow means "at-hand," as in, to be at the beck and call of, say, the king.

Discussion in comments warranted.