- Low Sunday.
- the ugly, humpbacked protagonist of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo.
Origin of Quasimodo1
- Sal·va·to·re [sahl-vah-taw-re] /ˌsɑl vɑˈtɔ rɛ/, 1901–68, Italian poet: Nobel prize 1959.
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Historical Examples of quasimodo
An old woman explained to Coppenole that Quasimodo was deaf.
Quasimodo remained on his knees, with head bent and hands clasped.
And, nevertheless, it is certain that Quasimodo could have crushed the priest with his thumb.
In 1482, Quasimodo was about twenty years of age; Claude Frollo, about thirty-six.
So Quasimodo had fifteen bells in his seraglio; but big Marie was his favorite.
- another name for Low Sunday
- a character in Victor Hugo's novel Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), a grotesque hunch-backed bellringer of the cathedral of Notre Dame
- (Italian kwaˈziːmodo) Salvatore (salvaˈtoːre). 1901–68, Italian poet, whose early work expresses symbolist ideas and techniques. His later work is more concerned with political and social issues: Nobel prize for literature 1959
Word Origin for Quasimodo
"Low Sunday," 1706, Quasimodo Sunday, from Latin quasi modo, first words of introit for the first Sunday after Easter: quasi modo geniti infantes "as newborn babes" (1 Pet. ii:2). The hunchback in Victor Hugo's novel was supposed to have been abandoned as an infant at Notre Dame on this day, hence his name. For first element, see quasi; for second see mode (n.1).