The more you know. . Avada Kedavra' or the killing curse has been taken from the Armaii phrase "awe meaning 'l will create as I speak', Although Jkrowling has c
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Avada Kedavra' or the killing curse has
been taken from the Armaii phrase "awe
meaning 'l will create as I speak',
Although Jkrowling has combined it with
the lam 'kadavra' meaning dead bodies.
80 Mada Kedavra stands for "I willtreaty
dead bodies as I speak ft
And I thought it was a play on abracadabra
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#2 - sirbrentcoe (12/20/2013) [+] (12 replies)
yah. she's got a lot of shit buried in there. like this gem.
#3 - enduro (12/20/2013) [+] (12 replies)
abracadabra is from Adava Kedavra................
abracadabra is from Adava Kedavra................
#4 to #3 - velocidex (12/20/2013) [-]
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#9 - theygotgrapedrink (12/20/2013) [+] (2 replies)
actually, it is aramaic for "I will destroy as i speak"
#24 - azraelthemage (12/20/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Or, you know, "I will create death".
Or, you know, "I will create death".
#13 - presentdent (12/20/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Or it's Abra Kadabra. Like what a magician says.
#56 - nizarut (12/20/2013) [+] (4 replies)
maybe abra cadabra is the alternate, pg version? o:
#59 to #56 - badpony (12/20/2013) [-]
J.K's face when
J.K's face when
#7 - pandemoniumcrisis (12/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Partially wrong:

"Avada Kedavra is based on the Aramaic אַבַדָא כְּדַברָא, avada kedavra, meaning "let the thing be destroyed". J. K. Rowling confirmed this during an audience interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 April, 2004, where she had this to say about the spell's etymology: "Does anyone know where avada kedavra came from? It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original of abracadabra, which means 'let the thing be destroyed.'"
#63 - lolfire (12/20/2013) [+] (5 replies)
But it is a play on Abracadrabra....    
   
That's just a western version of the words Avra Kehdabra.
But it is a play on Abracadrabra....

That's just a western version of the words Avra Kehdabra.
#62 - monolithe (12/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Reminds me of this, my mind was blown.
#29 - roneffinswanson (12/20/2013) [-]
Wow, she's such a genius. Those books are totally for grownups.
#41 - anonymous (12/20/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I noticed a few other pieces of wordplay and references in Harry Potter, particularly in names. For example:

Dudley Dursley: undoubtedly based on Robert Dudley, who was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. Very fitting, considering how much Dudley from HP is pampered by his mother, Petunia.
Draco Malfoy: based on the Athenian legislator, Draco, who introduced severe laws into the ancient Athenian society. This forms the basis of the word 'draconian'.
Dobby: A 'dobby' is a specific type of cloth. This wordplay is quite clever , because when Dobby is given a sock (ie piece of cloth), he is fulfilling the definition of his name.

Anyone else notice any more of these?
#46 - desuforeverlulz (12/20/2013) [-]
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User avatar #84 - cactusphalus (12/21/2013) [-]
So it looks like she studied a little magic before writting the books...

perhaps the fat bitch who wrote Twilight should've studied vampires before wrtting that shit
User avatar #45 - Swenz (12/20/2013) [-]
Is no one going to point out that "cadavrum" (which would be the singular of cadavra) isn't actually a word? Our modern English word cadaver comes from the Latin Cado, Cadere meaning to fall (and metaphorically to die).
#100 - supbroskiman (12/21/2013) [-]
Actually the Avada part is from Hebrew; it means "I will destroy".
User avatar #43 - metalife (12/20/2013) [-]
all the spells are in latin
#42 - Ulmer ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
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