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 Pollux.Polo’nius. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Polly.
 
Mary. The change of M for P in pet names is by no means rare; e.g.   1
   Margaret. Maggie or Meggy, becomes Peggie, and Pegg or Peg.   2
   Martha. Matty becomes Patty.   3
   Mary. Molly becomes Polly or Poll.   4
   Here we see another change by no means unusual—that of r into l or ll. Similarly, Sarah becomes Sally; Dorothea, Dora, becomes Dolly; Harry, Hal.   5
 


 Pollux.Polo’nius. 

 
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