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Subject: Re: Katniss
Author: Adenydd   (Authenticated as faelivrin)
Date: October 20, 2011 at 1:37:37 PM
Reply to: Katniss by Noreen
It's a common name for the plant Sagittaria. I'm pretty sure this is mentioned in the book (though it's been a few years since I read HG). I'm not sure what Katniss itself mean but the Etymology Dictionary says Sagittarius means "archer," "pertaining to arrows," from sagitta "arrow," which probably is from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=sagittarius&searchmode=none

Where did you read that it was used before Hunger Games?

My PNL
http://www.behindthename.com/pnl/115255

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