Everte Statum is the incantation of a duelling spell. It causes opponent to fly back several feet, and causes a short sharp pain depending on the strength of the spell, but does not cause any lasting damage. Draco Malfoy used this spell against Harry Potter during the Duelling Club in 1992, despite being instructed to only use the Disarming Charm.
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.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, this spell has a much more powerful effect, causing Harry to fly back through the air and flip over. Its incantation, not listed in the book, is also given.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (First identified as Everte Statum)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire