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Barnabas Deverill was a wizard. He mastered the Elder Wand in the early eighteenth century,[2] and "used it to carve himself out a reputation as a fearsome warlock, until his reign of terror was ended" by Loxias who murdered Barnabas and mastered the wand.[3]


The name "Barnabas" is a Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.


Notes and references

  1. It is most likely that he owned another wand before the Elder Wand.
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 21 (The Tale of the Three Brothers)
  3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real) - Albus Dumbledore on "The Tale of the Three Brothers"

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