Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈd͡ʒeɪ.dɪs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Used by the author C. S. Lewis as the proper name of the White Witch, the antagonist in his novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950). He may have based it on French jadis meaning "long ago, of old" or Persian جادو (jadu) meaning "magic, witch".


Entry added December 7, 2022