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In the Avada Kedavra curse, for example, users of the Killing Curse clearly intend to commit murder, fulfilling the mental component, but what of the physical component?
In the scene, the pair travel through the Queensway Tunnel on Sirius' bike as they are chased by the flying Death Eaters and have to dodge on-coming traffic and the Avada Kedavra curse.
Rowling further muddied the waters by conflating the Aramaic and Latin theories, explaining that the "Killing Curse" she created for her Harry Potter books, avada kedavra, was based on abracadabra, "an ancient spell in Aramaic .
It is a rather straightforward analysis of the application of the rule of law in the wizard world focusing on a comparison of the treatment of the unforgivable curses (the Cruciatus curse, which causes unbearable pain, the Imperius Curse, which causes the cursee to be under the complete control of the curser, and Avada Kedavra, which of course is the killing curse), with the treatment of the Dementor's Kiss, and Memory Charms.
Harry learns that he is the only known survivor of the killing curse known as Avada Kedavra, one of three curses forbidden in the world of magic.
The phrase avada kedavra is actually in Aramaic and Hebrew.