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PRONOUNCED: kahl-sih-fer, KAL-sə-fər
OTHER FORMS: Calsifer
Meaning & History
This is the name of a fire demon in the 1986 young adult fantasy novel Howl's Moving Castle
, written by Diana Wynne Jones.
Perhaps derived from French calcifier
"to calcify", stemming from Latin calx
"lime, limestone", or from calx
"lime" and ferre