Harry Potter Etymology | Levitation Charm (“Wingardium Leviosa”)
Wingardium is a composite word, based on: English to wing meaning “to fly” (e.g. the plane winged skywards); arduus (meaning “high, tall, lofty, steep, proudly elevated”) or arduum (meaning “steep place, the steep”); and the common Latin ending -ium. Leviosa probably derives from Latin levo, meaning to “raise, lift up”, or levis, meaning light (of weight). Altogether, therefore, the incantation could best be read as “lift up high”.
Wow, I kind of need to go.
Holy fucking shit that is a perfect lineup
who are the question marks?!?!
after reading this for some reason, smoking popes and reggie really stood out. i wish i was going to this.
there are tears in my eyes and palpitations in my heartbeat at the thought of seeing brand new and taking back sunday in one weekend……