The Salem Concord
The incantation repello is derived from the Latin verb repellō
- I drive, push or thrust back or away; reject, repulse, repel.
- (figurative) I drive away, reject, remove, discard; keep off, hold back, ward off, repulse.
- (figurative) I reject, refuse, refute, confute, repel.
The Latin repellō is derived from the affix re- (backwards, back, away; again) + the verb pellō (“push, drive”).
- Andrew Mahgo referred to the repelling hex once as an "expel jinx." It is unclear whether it is truly a hex or a jinx. It is a possible indication that the lines between the various types of spells are not clear-cut.