Usage Celtic Mythology
Pronounced Pron. roz-MER-tə (English)
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Contributor Contrib.pinkmoon_lj on 10/16/2008
Last Editor EditorSeaHorse15 on 11/6/2012
Probably means "great provider" from Gaulish #ro#, an intensive prefix (hence "very, most, great"), combined with #smert# "purveyor, carer" and the feminine name suffix #a#. This was the name of an obscure Gallo-Roman goddess of fertility, abundance and prosperity. The author J. K. Rowling borrowed the name for a witch in her 'Harry Potter' series.