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"The 'Levitation' spell is one of the earliest recorded spells of the wizarding world, with its origins in ancient England."
—History[1]

The Levitation Spell (Levioso) is a charm that levitates objects. However, it does not also allow one to move said objects and requires contact with the target (unlike a similar spell).

History

"Essential Tip # 1: If you choose to have a meal at a table that as been levitated (as many beginning students do), it is wise to also levitate one's chair."
—Tips on casting, Cast-a-Spell Kit[1]
The Levitation Spell is one of the earliest recorded spells of the wizarding world, having been created in Ancient England.[1]

Etymology

Levioso probably derives from Latin levo, meaning to "raise, lift up", or levis, meaning light (of weight).[2][3]

Behind the scenes

  • The Levitation Charm (Wingardium Leviosa) and may be a variation of this spell.
  • This spell differs from the Levitation Charm, in that one cannot control the object's movement through the air.
  • The effects of this spell are curiously similar to those of the Hover Charm.

Appearances

  • Harry Potter Official Site

Notes and references

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