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Water-Making Spell[1]
Incantation

Aguamenti (AH-gwa-MEN-tee)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Aguamenti

Effect

Precipitates a fountain of water from the wand tip

The Water-Making Spell[1] is a charm that conjures a jet of clear, pure water from the tip of the caster's wand, and, depending on the caster's concentration and intentions, this charm can be anything from a simple jet of water to a wave. It is taught to sixth year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Charms class. The spell's incantation is Aguamenti.[2]

Uses

Caster(s) Dates Notes
Fleur Delacour 24 November, 1994 She conjured water nonverbally in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament so as to put out the flames of a Common Welsh Green dragon.[3]
Marietta Edgecombe (possibly) 1995 She may have used a non verbal version of this spell during a DA meeting in 1995, although it was more likely to be the Extinguishing spell.[4]
Seamus Finnigan 1996-1997 school year He used this spell during class practice, but wasn't paying attention and accidentally shot a powerful stream that knocked Professor Flitwick away, causing him to write lines as detention.[2]
Harry Potter 1997 He used this charm to fill Albus Dumbledore's crystal goblet in the Horcrux cave, but the potion inside Dumbledore caused it to dry up before entering his mouth.[2]
Rubeus Hagrid
Harry Potter
1997 During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, they used this spell to put out the fire on Hagrid's hut after Death Eater Thorfinn Rowle had set it on fire.[2]
Hermione Granger 1997 When questioning Mundungus Fletcher on the whereabouts Salazar Slytherin's Locket, Harry accidentally sets Mundungus' eyebrows on fire. Hermione used this charm on his face.[5]
Harry Potter 2 May, 1998 During the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry attempted to douse Vincent Crabbe's Fiendfyre with this charm, but it was ineffective.[5]

Known practioneers

Etymology

In both Spanish and Portuguese, água means "water" and mente means "mind"; these derive from the Latin terms aqua ("water") and mens ("mind"), the latter's singular dative case rendered as menti ("to the mind" or "for the mind"). Given J.K. Rowling's love of puns, it would also seem plausible that there might have been a hybrid of água and "augment", in the sense of "increase", in her mind.

Behind the scenes

See also

Appearances

Notes and references


Charms (class)
Wingardium leviosa
Professors: Filius Flitwick
Textbooks: The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest
Charmbook writers and charm developers: Miranda Goshawk · Scarpin · Felix Summerbee · Randolph Keitch · Basil Horton · Mnemone Radford · Elliot Smethwyck · Jarleth Hobart · Delfina Crimp · Orabella Nuttley · Levina Monkstanley · Fred Weasley · George Weasley
Charms studied at Hogwarts: Levitation Charm · Fire-Making Charm · Softening Charm · Skurge · Aresto Momentum · Cheering Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Silencing Charm · Mending Charm · Reductor Curse · Colour Change Charm · Growth Charm · Water-Making Spell · Locomotion Charm · Vinegar into Wine · Bird-Conjuring Charm

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