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Water-Making Spell

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The Harry Potter Canon

Charm that conjures a fountain or jet of clear drinkable water from the caster’s wand.

History and Notes

The wand movement for this spell is a smooth wave movement from right to left (BoS1)

References from the canon

  • Taught in sixth-year Charms in early September (HBP11). Oddly, the sixth years were working on this charm or something similar after the New Year as well (HBP17).
  • Used by Harry on the crystal goblet in the cave of the locket Horcrux, but apparently some effect of the potion that had previously been put in the goblet caused the water to vanish before it could be drunk (HBP26).
  • Harry and Hagrid together used this to cast jets of water on Hagrid's burning house (HBP28).

Commentary

Etymology

"agua" Sp./Portuguese water (from Latin "aqua") + "mentis" L. mind

Notes

It should be noted that this is seemingly not included in the food exception to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration.

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