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|name=''Waddiwasi''
|incantation=''Waddiwasi''<br/>wah-dee-WAH-see
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|incantation=''Waddiwasi''<ref name="PA7">{{POA}} - Chapter 7 (''The Boggart in the Wardrobe'')</ref><br/>(wah-dee-WAH-see)<ref name="PA7"/>
|hand=Point wand at victim
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="PA7"/>
|light=None
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|hand=Point [[wand]]<ref name="PA7"/>
|effect=Fires an impacted object into the air.
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|light=None<ref name="PA7"/>
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|effect=Shoots a small and soft wad of whatever the caster desires at a target<ref name="PA7"/>
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{{Quote|He raised the wand to shoulder height, said "''Waddiwasi''!" and pointed it at Peeves. With the force of a bullet, the wad of chewing gum shot out of the keyhole and straight down Peeves's left nostril; he whirled right way up and zoomed away, cursing.|The spell's use on Peeves.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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{{Quote|With the force of a bullet, the wad of chewing gum shot out of the keyhole and straight down [[Peeves]]'s left nostril; he whirled right way up and zoomed away, cursing.|Description|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
'''''Waddiwasi''''' is a [[charm]] that removes impacted objects and launches them through the air at the will of the caster.
 
 
==Known uses==
 
[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] professor, [[Remus Lupin]] used this to dislodge a wad of gum that had been shoved in a keyhole in attempt to block it by [[Peeves]]. After casting his spell, the gum went rocketting up Peeves' nose.
 
   
==Behind the scenes==
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'''''Waddiwasi''''' is the [[incantation]] of a [[charm]] that can be used to shoot a small, soft mass of whatever the caster so desires at the target or [[Wizardkind|victim]]<ref name="PA7"/>.
This could be the incantation of the [[Placement Charm]] mentioned in ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'', under the [[Kelpie]] entry.
 
   
This could be the spell that [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] used to launch shards of broken glass to [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]] during the [[Duel in the Ministry Atrium]].
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[[Professor]] [[Remus Lupin]] a [[Professor|teacher]] of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], used this [[charm]] to shoot a wad of gum at [[Peeves]], the school's [[poltergeist]], on [[2 September]], [[1993]]<ref name="PA7"/>.
   
==Etymology==
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== Etymology ==
Latin ''vade'', "travel." Possibly Swedish ''vadd'', meaning "soft mass" (in this case, gum); or French ''vas y'', "go there," as Lupin also directed the object upwards; or possibly from the English ''wad'', as in "a wad of gum". Waddiwasi may also be a combination of the words ''wad ''and ''kamikaze''. In this case, the spell's function is most likely to be as simple as causing a wad of something to launch itself sacrificially at someone nearby. As the perfect spitball launcher, such a charm would doubtless have been a favorite tool in the arsenal of troublemakers like Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs.
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"''Waddiwasi''" comes from two words. "''Vadd''" and "''vas-y''". "''Vadd''" is a Swedish word that can mean "''wadding''" and "''vas-y''" is French term that means "''go ahead''" or "''Come on!''" Together, they can roughly mean "The wad goes ahead."
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
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==Notes and references==
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[[ru:Ваддивази]]
 
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[[Category:Spells of known incantation]]

Latest revision as of 22:22, August 29, 2015

Waddiwasi
Incantation

Waddiwasi[1]
(wah-dee-WAH-see)[1]

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Point wand[1]

Light

None[1]

Effect

Shoots a small and soft wad of whatever the caster desires at a target[1]

"With the force of a bullet, the wad of chewing gum shot out of the keyhole and straight down Peeves's left nostril; he whirled right way up and zoomed away, cursing."
—Description[src]

Waddiwasi is the incantation of a charm that can be used to shoot a small, soft mass of whatever the caster so desires at the target or victim[1].

Professor Remus Lupin a teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, used this charm to shoot a wad of gum at Peeves, the school's poltergeist, on 2 September, 1993[1].

Etymology Edit

"Waddiwasi" comes from two words. "Vadd" and "vas-y". "Vadd" is a Swedish word that can mean "wadding" and "vas-y" is French term that means "go ahead" or "Come on!" Together, they can roughly mean "The wad goes ahead."

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 7 (The Boggart in the Wardrobe)

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