Meaning:help, serpent



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Ophelia is the famous tragic character in Hamlet. She is the young noblewoman of Denmark and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. Due to Hamlet accidentally killing her father Polonius, it leads to her suicide by drowning. It is thought that the name either derives from the Greek “Ophelos,” which means “help,” or “Ophis,” which means “serpent.”

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