The Most Surprising Harry Potter Fan Theories

The Etymology of the Word Abracadabra

You don't have to be a genius to realize the similarity between the Muggle word "abracadabra" and "Avada Kedavra." But this Reddit user links the resemblance to a relationship between wizards and muggles that existed before the Secrecy Statute was passed in 1692. 

Image Credits: Pinterest/Leah Anderson - Warner Bros Pictures/Harry Potter Saga

Image Credits: Pinterest/Leah Anderson - Warner Bros Pictures/Harry Potter Saga

Another user suggests that the curse was initially used to cure or kill diseases. This makes a lot of sense because, as the Huffington Post pointed out, at one moment in history, people thought that "abracadabra" could cure the symptoms of bubonic plague.

Image Credits: YouTube /  Harry Potter - Warner Bros Pictures

Image Credits: YouTube / Harry Potter - Warner Bros Pictures

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