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Aberto[2][]

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: Ah-bare-toh
Description: A spell used to open doors.

Accio (Summoning Charm)[3][]

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: Various, including: AK-ee-oh or AK-see-oh (film), AK-see-oh (UK audio book and video game), AS-see-oh (US audio book), and AT-chee-oh (Anglo-Catholic pronunciation)
Description:[4] Summons an object towards the caster. It is able to summon objects in direct line of sight of the caster, as well as things out of view, by calling the object aloud after the incantation (unless the spell is casted nonverbally). This spell needs thought behind it, and the object must be clear in the casters mind before trying to summon it. The caster doesn't necessarily need to know the location of the target if they say the name of the object to be summoned, such as when Hermione Granger summoned some books from Dumbledore's office simply by saying "Accio Horcrux books!" while in Gryffindor Tower.
Seen/Mentioned:Harry Potter summoned his broom to complete the first task of the Triwizard Tournament in 1994, and to summon the Portkey to escape Voldemort and the Death Eaters in the Little Hangleton Graveyard in 1995. Also, in the Battle of the Seven Potters Harry summoned Hagrid when he fell. Molly Weasley used it to get the twins' candy. The twins used it to summon their brooms from Dolores Umbridge's office
Etymology: The Latin word accio means "I call" or "I summon".
Notes: The Summoning Charm is unable to directly summon exceptionally large targets such as buildings, or living creatures (except for Flobberworms which aren't considered to be worth summoning). It is, however, possible to move a creature by summoning things they are wearing or holding. It is also possible to bewitch items to become unaffected from this charm, as is the case with most bought goods.

(Age Line)[5][]

[6] :Type: Charm

Description: Prevents people above or below a certain age from access to a target.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Albus Dumbledore to stop underage students from entering their names into the Goblet of Fire. When Fred and George Weasley attempted to circumvent it with Ageing Potions, and ended up in the Hospital Wing with fine white beards.

Aguamenti (Water-Making Spell)Edit[]

[7] {| |Type: Charm, Conjuration |- |Pronunciation: AH-gwah-MEN-tee |- |Description: Produces a clean, drinkable jet of water from the wand tip. |- |Seen/Mentioned: Used by Fleur Delacour in 1994 to extinguish her skirt, which had caught flame during a fight against a dragonHarry used this spell twice in 1997, both on the same night; once to attempt to provide a drink for Dumbledore, then again to help douse Hagrid's hut after it was set aflame by Thorfinn Rowle, who used the Fire-Making Spell. |- |Etymology: Possibly a hybrid of Latin words aqua, which means "water", and mentis, which means "mind". |}

Alarte Ascendare[8][]

[9] {| |Type: Charm |- |Pronunciation: a-LAR-tay a-SEN-der-ay |- |Description: Shoots the target high into the air. |- |Seen/Mentioned: Used by Gilderoy Lockhart in 1992 |- |Etymology:Ascendere is a Latin infinitive meaning "to go up,""to climb," "to embark," "to rise(figuratively);" this is the origin of the English word "ascend". |}

(Albus Dumbledore's Forceful Spell)[10][]

Type: Spell
Description: This spell was, supposedly, quite powerful as when it was cast, the opponent was forced to conjure a silver shield to deflect it.
Seen/Mentioned: This incantation was used only once throughout the series, and that was by Dumbledore in the Ministry of Magic, immediately following the Battle of the Department of Mysterieson 17 June1996, while he duelled Voldemort.

Alohomora (Unlocking Charm)[11][]

[12] :Type: Charm

Pronunciation: ah-LOH-ho-MOR-ah
Description: Unlocks doors and other objects. It can also unlock doors that have been sealed with a Locking Spell, although it is possible to bewitch doors to become unaffected by this spell.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Hermione Granger in 1991 to allow her and her friends to access the Third-floor corridor] at her school, which was at the time forbidden; she used it again two years later to free Sirius's cell in her teacher's prison room.
Etymology: The incantation is derived from the West African Sidiki dialect used in geomancy; it means "friendly to thieves", as stated by the author in testimony during a court case.[1]
Notes: Whilst in the first book, when the spell is cast the lock or door must be tapped once, in the fifth, a healer simply points her wand at the door to cast it, and on Pottermore the wand motion is seen as a backward 'S'.

Anapneo[13][]

Type: Healing Spell
Pronunciation: ah-NAP-nee-oh
Description: Clears the target's airway if they are choking on something.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Horace Slughorn, cast upon Marcus Belby when the latter choked on a pheasant in 1996.
Etymology: From the Greek verb anapneo, meaning "I breathe in."

Anteoculatia[14][]

[15]Anteoculatia as it appears in LEGO Harry Potter

Type: Hex
Pronunciation: an-tee-oh-kyoo-LAY-chee-ah
Description: Causes the target to grow antlers.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was used to make Pansy Parkinsongrow antlers in 1996.

(Anti-Cheating Spell)[16][]

[17] :Type: Charm

Description: Used to prevent cheating.
Seen/Mentioned: These spells were used at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on writing quills and parchment to prevent students from cheating during their final exams, as well as their O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s.

(Anti-Disapparition Jinx)[18][]

Type: Jinx
Description: Prevents Disapparation in an area. It is used to entrap an enemy in an area.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Albus Dumbledore to trap some Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries in 1996. Also mentioned that nobody can disapparate from Hogwarts; it is due to this jinx.

(Anti-intruder jinx)[19][]

Type: Jinx
Description: Prevents intruders from entering an area.
Seen/Mentioned: It was placed on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1996 for extra protection during an invasion of Death Eaters.

(Antonin Dolohov's curse)[20][]

[21] :Type: Curse

Description: An unknown curse that causes injuries that are capable of killing with enough power.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Antonin Dolohov during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries twice; Dolohov was under a Silencing Charm, and thus weakened the effects of this curse, saving Hermione from death, but incapacitated her and required her to take ten potions a day for some time.

Aparecium (Revealing Charm)[22][]

[23] {| |Type: Charm |- |Pronunciation: AH-par-EE-see-um |- |Description: Reveals secret messages written in invisible ink, or any other hidden markings. Also works against Concealing charms |- |Seen/Mentioned: Used (to no avail) in 1993 by Hermione Grangerto attempt to reveal any hidden writing in a diary. |- |Etymology: Latin apparere, meaning "to appear"; -ium and -ciumare common Latin noun endings. |}

Appare Vestigium (Tracking Spell)[24][]

[25] :Type: Charm

Pronunciation: ah-PAR-ay ves-TEE-jee-um
Description: Reveals traces of magic, including footprints and track marks.
Seen/Mentioned: Newton Scamander used it to search for Porpentina Goldstein

(Apparition)[26][]

[27] :Type: Transportation

Description: Magically transports the caster to another location instantaneously. The destination is one that the primary user has been to or seen in some fashion previously. Can be used to apparate multiple people at once if holding each other. No incantation required.
Seen/Mentioned: Used multiple times by various people. In year six, Dumbledore uses it to take Harry to visit Slughorn. Year seven, Hermione, Ron, and Harry use it as they search for the horcruxes.

Aqua Eructo (Aqua Eructo Charm)[28][]

[29] {| |Type: Charm |- |Pronunciation: A-kwa ee-RUCK-toh |- |Description: This spell is used to create, and control, a jet of clear water from the tip of the wand; it is probably related to Aguamenti. |- |Seen/Mentioned: Used multiple times to extinguish fires in 1994. |- |Etymology:Aqua means, in LatinwaterEructo is a verb meaning "I raise"; roughly translated, it means "I raise water". |}

Arania Exumai (Spider repelling spell)[30][]

[31] {| |Type: Spell |- |Pronunciation: ah-RAHN-ee-a EKS-su-may |- |Description: Drives away spiders, including Acromantulas. |- |Seen/Mentioned:Harry uses this spell in The Forbidden Forest to defend he and his friend from some spiders that are attacking them. He learned the spell from a diary, who attempted to use it in a memory. |- |Etymology: From the Latin aranea, meaning "spider", and exuo, meaning "I lay aside". |}

Arresto Momentum (Slowing Charm)Edit[]

[32] :Type: Charm

Pronunciation: ah-REST-oh mo-MEN-tum
Description: Decreases the velocity of a moving target. Can be used on multiple targets, as well as on the caster themselves. It was invented by Daisy Pennifold in 1711 for use on the Quaffle in Quidditch.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Dumbledore to save one of his students from a fall in 1993Hermione Granger used it, to little effect, in 1998 to cushion an otherwise deadly fall.
Etymology: Likely the combination of the Anglo-French arester, meaning "to bring to a stop" and the Latin momentum, meaning "the force or strength gained whilst moving"; the literal translation hence is "Bring the force or strength gained whilst moving to a stop".

(Arrow-shooting spell)[33][]

Type: Conjuration
Description: Fires arrows from the caster's wand.
Seen/Mentioned: The spell used to be used by Appleby Arrows supporters at Quidditch matches to show their support for their teams; however, the British and Irish Quidditch League banned the use of the spell at matches when referee Nugent Potts was pierced through the nose with a stray arrow in 1894.

Ascendio[34][]

[35] {| |Type: Charm |- |Pronunciation: ah-SEN-dee-oh |- |Description: Lifts the caster high into the air. The charm also works underwater, propelling the caster above the surface. |- |Seen/Mentioned: Used by Harry Potter in the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament to propel him to the surface of the lake in 1995. |- |Etymology: Derived from Latinascendo, meaning "to climb".[2] |}

Avada Kedavra (Killing Curse)[36][]

Type: Curse
Pronunciation: ah-VAH-dah keh-DAV-rah
Description:[37] Causes instantaneous death. It is accompanied by a flash of green light and a rushing noise. There is no known counter-curse that can protect the victim from dying, except for a loving sacrifice. It is one of the three Unforgivable Curses.

Harry Potter was saved from this spell a number of times, both by his mother's sacrifice, because he was an accidental horcrux, and because his wand and his enemy's were made of the same core.

Seen/Mentioned: First said (not by name) in 1991, during the flashback while Hagrid described his parents' deaths to Harry; next, the first part of the incantation was said by Lucius Malfoy when he tried to kill Harry, and numerous times in every book following.
Etymology: During an audience interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 April2004J. K. Rowling said "Does anyone know where avada kedavra came from? It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original of abracadabra, which means "let the thing be destroyed". Originally, it was used to cure illness and the "thing" was the illness, but I decided to make the "thing" as in the person standing in front of me. I take a lot of liberties with things like that. I twist them round and make them mine."[3]

Avifors (Avifors Spell)[38][]

[39] :Type: Transfiguration

Pronunciation: AH-vi-fors
Description: Transforms the target into a bird.
Seen/Mentioned: Used multiple times throughout the video games.
Etymology: From Latin avis meaning "bird" and formameaning "shape".

Avis (Bird-Conjuring Charm)[40][]

[41] :Type: Conjuration

Pronunciation: AH-viss
Description: Conjures a flock of birds from the tip of the wand. When used in conjunction with Oppugno, it can be used offensively.
Seen/Mentioned: Used in 1994 by Mr Ollivander to test Viktor Krum's wand. Also employed offensively by Hermione Grangeragainst Ron Weasley.
Etymology: The Latin word avis means "bird".
==B[42]==

(Babbling Curse)[43][]

Type: Curse
Description: Causes uncontrollable babbling.
Seen/Mentioned: Although he was rather untrustworthy, it may not have occurred at all, but Lockhartsays he cured a Transylvanian farmer of this affliction.
===(Badgering)[44]===

[45] 

Type: Transfiguration
Description: Turns things into badgers
Seen/Mentioned: Appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter Trading Card Game.
===(Bat-Bogey Hex)[46]===

[47] 

Type: Hex
Description: Transforms the target's bogeys into large bats that fly out of the victim's nose. It was invented by Miranda Goshawk.
Seen/Mentioned: Ginny Weasley was a noted practitioner of this spell, having used it at least thrice by her sixth year.
===Baubillious[48]===

[49] 

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: baw-BILL-ee-us
Description: The exact effects of the spell are unknown, though it presumably is of damaging nature and it produces a bolt of white light from the tip of the wand.
Seen/Mentioned: In Charms class of an unknown year.
Etymology: Currently unclear, probably from English bauble.
Notes: This is likely the incantation for White sparks.
===(Bedazzling Hex)[50]===
Type: Hex
Description: Allows the caster to disguise things.
Seen/Mentioned: When Xenophilius Lovegood explains the concept of how the Cloak of Invisibility is the only thing that can make a person truly invisible, he mentions that most cloaks of that kind are made with this spell.
Note: Though the exact effects are unknown, based on the name (and the fact that it is used in conjunction with a chameleon charm on certain cloaks, it is probably used to conceal a person or object.
===(Bewitched Snowballs)[51]===

[52] 

Type: Charm
Description: Causes snowballs to pelt themselves at the target.
Seen/Mentioned: Twice used by Fred and George Weasley; firstly on Professor Quirrell's head, unwittingly striking Lord Voldemort in the face, and then again four years later to attack the windows of Gryffindor Tower.
===(Bluebell Flames)[53]===

[54] 

Type: Charm
Description: Produces magical blue flames that can be held in a jar. Not as dangerous as real fire, these magical flames can be touched, penetrated and held without it burning the holder, though it is known to singe materials such as clothing and plants.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was a specialty of Hermione Granger's. She used it to save Harry and Ron in 1991.
===(Blue sparks)[55]===
Type: Charm
Description: Jet of blue sparks. It can be used offensively as a minor duelling spell.
Seen/Mentioned: Following the American National Quidditch team's win at the semi-finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup against Liechtenstein, red, white and blue sparks filled the air so thickly it was difficult to see or breathe.
===Bombarda (Exploding Charm)===

[56] 

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: bom-BAR-dah
Description: Provokes a small explosion.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Hermione Granger to free Sirius Black from prison in 1994. This spell was only seen in the film.
Etymology: Presumably from English bombard, meaning "to attack a place or person continually with bombs or other missiles".
===Bombarda Maxima===

[57] 

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: BOM-bar-dah MAX-ih-mah
Description: Creates a large explosion capable of removing entire walls. A more advanced and more powerful form of the Exploding Charm.
Seen/Mentioned: Dolores Umbridge used this spell in 1995 to force her way into the Room of Requirement.
===Brackium Emendo[58]===

[59] 

Type: Charm, Healing Spell
Pronunciation: BRA-key-um ee-MEN-doh
Description: If used correctly, it is claimed that this spell will heal broken bones; this theory is supported by the etymology.
Seen/Mentioned: Used unsuccessfully by Gilderoy Lockhart on Harry Potter in 1992 after the latter's arm was broken by a Bludger; it vanished all the bones, making it resemble rubber.
===(Bridge-conjuring spell)Edit===

[60] 

Type: Charm
Description: Conjure a bridge from thin air.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was used by Ignotus, Antioch and Cadmus Peverell in The Tale of the Three Brothers to create a bridge over a treacherous river, a bridge upon which they met Death.
===(Broom jinx)[61]===

[62] 

Type: Jinx
Description: Used to make broomsticks try to throw their riders off through a variety of means such as sudden lurches and violent swishing movements. Constant eye contact is needed for the jinx to keep working.
Seen/Mentioned: It was used by Quirinus Quirrellagainst Harry Potter in 1991.
Notes: This may be related to the Hurling Hex.
===(Bubble-Head Charm)[63]===

[64] 

Type: Charm
Description: Produces a large bubble of air around the head of the user; it is commonly used as the supernatural equivalent of a breathing set.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Cedric Diggory and Fleur Delacour in 1995; it was used the next year by many students walking through the halls, because of horrid odours made by various pranks played on Dolores Umbridge.
===(Bubble-producing spell)[65]===

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Type: Charm
Description: Produces a stream of non-bursting bubbles; there are two similar spells.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Professor Flitwick to decorate some trees; the bubbles in this instance were golden. Used the following year by Ron Weasleywhen he broke his wand; these bubbles were purple.
==C[67]==

Calvorio (Hair-Loss Curse)[68]​​​​[]

 

Type: Curse
Pronunciation: cal-VOR-ee-oh
Description: Removes the victim's hair.
Seen/Mentioned: In the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the book Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridianmentions this spell, and it can be bought from Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley.
Etymology: From Latin calvus = "bald".
===Cantis[69]===

 

Type: Jinx
Pronunciation: CAN-tiss
Description: Causes the victim to burst uncontrollably into song.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell can be bought in Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Used by the Hogwarts professors to enchant suits of armour.
Etymology: Cantare is Latin for "sing".
===Capacious extremis (Undetectable Extension Charm)[70]===

[71] 

Pronunciation: ca-PAY-shus ex-TREEM-us
Type: Charm
Description: Expands the internal dimensions of an object without affecting the external dimensions, enhancing its capacity, and rendering its contents lighter.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was used by Arthur Weasleyto allow eight people, six large trunks, two owls, and a rat to fit comfortably inside his modified Ford Anglia in 1992. Also on the tent in which the Weasleys, Harry and Hermione stay during the Quidditch World Cup in 1994; the tent is also used by Harry, Ron and Hermione as shelter in 1997. Also, Hermione cast this spell upon her handbag in the same year.
===Carpe Retractum (Seize and Pull Charm)[72]===

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Type: Charm
Pronunciation: CAR-pay ruh-TRACK-tum
Description: Produces a rope of light used to pull objects towards the caster, or, if the target is fixed in place, to pull the caster towards the target.
Seen/Mentioned: In 1993 and 1994 by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.
Etymology: From the Latin carpe, meaning "to seize" and retracto, meaning "I draw back".
===(Cascading Jinx)[74]===

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Type: Jinx
Description: Attacks multiple opponents in close proximity to each other.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was seen only in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game).
===(Caterwauling Charm)[76]===
Type: Charm
Description: Anyone entering the perimeter of this spell sets off a high-pitched shriek. This spell may be related to the Intruder Charm.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was cast by the Death Eaters over Hogsmeade Wizarding Village to protect against intruders in 1998.
===(Cauldron to Sieve)[77]===

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Type: Transfiguration
Description: Transforms cauldrons into sieves.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was only seen in the Harry Potter Trading Card Game.
===(Cauldron to badger)===
Type: Transfiguration
Description: Transforms cauldrons into badgers.
Seen/Mentioned: Mentioned in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game).
Notes: This spell may be Badgering.
===Cave inimicum[79]===
Type: Charm
Pronunciation: CAH-vay uh-NIM-i-kuhm
Description: Produces a boundary that keeps the caster hidden from others.
Seen/Mentioned: Used multiple times by Hermione Granger in 1997 and 1998 to protect the tent she shared with Ron Weasley and Harry Potter.
Etymology: The incantation is a Latin phrase which translates to "beware of the enemy".
===(Cheering Charm)[80]===

[81] 

Type: Charm
Description: Makes the target feel happy. Overuse of the spell may cause the target to break into an uncontrollable laughing fit.
Seen/Mentioned: Taught to third-year charms classes, part of the written O.W.L. The spell was invented by Felix Summerbee.
===Cistem Aperio[82]===

[83] 

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: SIS-tem uh-PE-ree-o
Description: Opens chests and boxes.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell was used by Tom Riddle to open the chest in which Aragog was hidden. It was only seen in the film.
Etymology: Aperio is Latin for "uncover" or "open"; Cista is Latin for "trunk" or "chest".
===Colloportus (Locking Spell)===

[84] 

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: cul-loh-POR-tus
Description: Locks doors, and presumably all things that can be locked; it is unknown whether the counterspell is required, or if a key could open it.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Hermione Granger in 1996 in an attempt to prevent the Death Eaters that were following her from catching up.
Etymology: Perhaps a portmanteau of the Latin words colligere, which means "gather" and porta, which means "gate".
Notes: This spell can easily be countered with Alohomora.
===Colloshoo (Stickfast Hex)[85]===

[86] 

Type: Hex
Pronunciation: CAWL-low-shoo
Description: Sticks the target's shoes to the ground.
Seen/Mentioned: This spell is mentioned twice, once as having been used on Severus Snape during a potions class, the other when one reads Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian.
Etymology: The suffix "shoo" is a phonetic spelling of English"shoe"; the prefix collo may come from Greek "κολάω,κολώ" (pronounced "colas","cols"), which means "to glue".
===Colovaria (Colour Change Charm)Edit===

[87] 

Type: Charm
Pronunciation: co-loh-VA-riah
Description: Changes the target's colour.
Seen/Mentioned: The spell can be bought in Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley. Used by fifth-years in their OWLs.
Etymology: Almost certainly a combination of English "colour" and "vary".
===Confringo (Blasting Curse)[88]===

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Type: Curse
Pronunciation: kon-FRING-goh
Description: Produces a fiery explosion.
Seen/Mentioned: Used by Harry Potter to destroy the side-car of a motorbike in which he was riding during a battle against some Death Eaters in 1997; it was later used by Hermione Granger in an attempt to kill Nagini and facilitate an escape from Godric's Hollow.
Etymology: The incantation is direct Latin for "destroy".
Notes: This spell seems to use heat for its explosion, while Expulso uses pressure instead.
===Confundo (Confundus Charm)[90]===

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Type: Charm
Pronunciation: con-FUN-doh
Description: Causes the victim to become confused and befuddled.
Seen/Mentioned: In 1994Severus Snape asserted that Harry, Ron and Hermione had this charm cast on them so that they would believe Sirius Black's claim of innocence; used two years later by Hermione to allow Ron to join the Gryffindor Quidditch team. It was used multiple times in 1997 and 1998.
Etymology: The incantation, when non-capitalized, means "I confuse"; the title may derive from the Latin confundere, meaning "to confuse" or "to perplex."
===(Conjunctivitis Curse)[92]===
Type: Curse
Description: Causes irritation in the eyes, forcing them to swell shut. The Oculus Potion is able to counteract this curse. Dragons are particularly susceptible to this curse, as their hide makes them resistant to most spells, while their eyes remain vulnerable.
Seen/Mentioned: It was suggested by Sirius Black in his letter to Harry for him to use this spell on a dragon. Olympe Maxime used this spell on some giants in 1995.
Etymology: "Conjunctivitis" is the technical term for "pink eye," demonstrating its effects of irritating the eye and causing it to shut.
===(Cornflake skin spell)[93]===
Description: This spell causes the victim's skin to appear as though it was coated in cornflakes.
Seen/Mentioned: In 1996an unnamed student went to the hospital for treatment after he was hit with it, which was presumably done in retaliation for the Inquisitorial Squad's recent behaviour.
===(Cracker Jinx)[94]===
Type: Jinx
Description: This spell is used to conjure exploding wizard crackers; it can be used in duelling to harm the opponent, but the force of the explosion may also affect the caster.
===(Cribbing Spell)===
Type: Spell
Description: This spell, which may possibly be a charm, is used to assist the caster in cheating on written papers, tests, and exams. It is possible that these spells can negate anti-cheating spells.
Seen/Mentioned: In 1991, an unnamed Slytherin student asked his fellow students whether any of them knew any good cribbing spells.
===Crinus Muto[95]===

[96]Crinus Muto as it appears in LEGO Harry Potter

Type: Transfiguration
Description: Used to transfigure the colour and style of one's hair.
Seen/Mentioned: Incantation revealed in the Harry Potter Lego video games.
Notes: This maybe be the spell that causes Harry to turn his eyebrow yellow in 1996.
===Crucio (Cruciatus Curse)===

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Type: Curse
Pronunciation: KROO-see-oh
Description: Inflicts intense pain on the recipient of the curse. This curse does not physically harm the victim, but may in extreme cases drive them insane. The pain is described as having hot knives being driven into the victim. It cannot be cast successfully by a person who is doing so out of pure spite or anger; one must feel a true desire to cause the victim pain. If one casts this spell, he or she will receive a life sentence in Azkaban prison for it, as with the other two Unforgivable Curses.
Seen/Mentioned: Used multiple times from the fourth book onward.
Etymology: Latin crucio means "I torture".
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