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Re: Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus

Posted by Masakim on March 20, 2002

In Reply to: Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus posted by Mario on March 20, 2002

: Hello everyone,

: I know that the above latin phrase (a sleeping dragon is not to be tickled or provoked) was popularized in J.K. Rowling's books, but my question is: did she compose this or does it have prior existence? If the latter, what is its origin?

: Thanks!
: Mario.

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