‘Avada Kedavra’ or the killing curse has been taken from the Armaic phrase “avra kehdabra” meaning ‘I will create as I speak’. Although J.K.Rowling has combined it with the latin ‘cadavra’ meaning dead bodies.
So Avada Kedavra stands for “I will create dead bodies as I speak “
And I thought it was a play on abracadabra
Abracadabra is actually derived from “avra kehdabra”, so that isn’t really wrong.
— entire Zevran fanbase on DA:I right about now
I almost spit out my water