"Professor McGonagall's classes were always hard, but today's was particularly difficult."

Evanesce was a transfiguration spell that vanished objects.[1] It was taught in second year transfiguration classes.[2]


Evanesce in English means "to disappear into vapour"; in Latin, it is a conjugated form of evanesco, meaning "I vanish".[3]

Behind the scenes

  • This is almost certainly a misspelling of Evanesco, the incantation for the Vanishing Spell.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter Trading Card Game
  2. As the card features a quote from Chamber of Secrets, and all of the spells are from either the first, second or third books it is more than likely this was meant to be a second-year spell.
  3. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Wiktionary_small.svg/18px-Wiktionary_small.svg.png evanesce on Wiktionary
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