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Origin of the name NIMUE.
Etymology of the name NIMUE.
Meaning of the baby name NIMUE.

  

NIMUE.  Arthurian.  The Lady of the Lake.  A corrupted form of Nineve (q.v.), which is probably from Nineveh, the capital of Syria, meaning "habitation of Nin," from a compound of Nin and naveh (habitation). (The Bible Explainer, Nicholson, 1870). 

    Without a doubt the name Nimue is a clerical error for Nineve or Ninive.  It occurs only once in the three volumes. (See Nineve.)
    N.B.—Tennyson makes Vivien the seductive betrayer of Merlin, and says she enclosed him "in the four walls of a hollow tower;" but the History says "Nimue put him under the stone" (pt. i. 60). (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, &c., Brewer, v.2, 1899)

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