Any of the fish of the genus Hypoplectrus in the family Serranidae.
The eponymous main character of Shakespeare's play.
Other Word Forms of Hamlet
Origin of Hamlet
From Middle French hamelet, diminutive of Old French hamel (Modern French hameau), in turn diminutive of Old French ham, of Germanic origin. Cognates of the (probably Frankish or Old English) source include home, Dutch heem, German Heim, Old English hām. (English usage before the 12th century)
Middle English hamelet from Old French diminutive of hamel diminutive of ham village of Germanic origin tkei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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