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Everte Statum
Incantation

Everte Statum[1]
(ee-VER-tay STAH-tum)[1]

Type

Spell

Hand Movement

Point wand at victim[1]

Light

Orange[1]

Effect

Makes opponent stumble, causes sharp pain[2]

" [...] his spell hit Harry so hard he felt as though he'd been hit over the head with a saucepan. He stumbled, but everything still seemed to be working [...]'"
—Description.[src]

Everte Statum[3] is the incantation of a duelling spell[1]. It causes a short burst of intense pain, which can make the victim stumble, but does not cause any lasting damage[2]. Draco Malfoy used this spell against Harry Potter during the Duelling Club in 1992, despite being instructed to only use the Disarming Charm[2].

Etymology

From Latin everte, meaning "to throw out" and statum, meaning "stand". This implies that it would cause the victim to be thrown from their standing position, which most notably coincides with the effect seen in the films.

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