Origin of Quasimodo1
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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.
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).