A magic wand



  • A hand-held narrow rod, usually used for pointing or instructing, or as a traditional emblem of authority.
  • An instrument shaped like a wand, such as a curling wand.
  • A stick or rod used by a magician (a magic wand), conjurer or diviner (divining rod).
  • A stick, branch, or stalk, especially of willow.
  • A card of a particular suit of the minor arcana in tarot, the wands.



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  • From Middle English wand, wond, from Old Norse vǫndr, from Proto-Germanic *wanduz, from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ-. Cognate with Icelandic vendi, Danish vånd, German Wand, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃.

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