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|name=''Cantis''
 
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|incantation=''Cantis''<br/>CAN-tis
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|incantation=''Cantis''<br/>(CAN-tis)
 
|type=[[Jinx]]
 
|type=[[Jinx]]
 
|effect=Makes things<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> and people<ref name="LEGO">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''</ref> sing
 
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{{Quote|...and the suits of armour had all been bewitched to sing carols whenever anyone passed them.|Mention.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|...and the suits of armour had all been bewitched to sing carols whenever anyone passed them.|Mention.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
'''''Cantis'''''<ref name="LEGO"/> is a [[jinx]]<ref name="LEGO"/> used to make the target sing.
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'''''Cantis'''''<ref name="LEGO"/> is the [[incantation]] of a [[jinx]]<ref name="LEGO"/> used to make the target sing.
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
 
*The [[Professor]]s of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] used this spell to enchant [[Suits of Armour]] in the [[1994–1995 school year]] to make them sing [[Christmas]] carols. It did not seem to work well, perhaps suggesting it was only meant for human use, as one suit attempted to sing "[[O Come, All Ye Faithful]]" when it knew only half the lyrics. [[Peeves]] took to hiding inside the enchanted armour and filling in the gaps with crude and inappropriate lyrics.<ref name="GOF"/>
 
*The [[Professor]]s of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] used this spell to enchant [[Suits of Armour]] in the [[1994–1995 school year]] to make them sing [[Christmas]] carols. It did not seem to work well, perhaps suggesting it was only meant for human use, as one suit attempted to sing "[[O Come, All Ye Faithful]]" when it knew only half the lyrics. [[Peeves]] took to hiding inside the enchanted armour and filling in the gaps with crude and inappropriate lyrics.<ref name="GOF"/>
*Sometime in either the [[1995-1996 school year|1995-1996]] or [[1996-1997 school year]]s, [[Severus Snape]] was hit with this spell.<ref name="LEGO"/>
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The word ''cantare'' is [[Latin]] for "to sing".<ref name="GT">See [http://translate.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wT#la/en/cantare this].</ref>
 
The word ''cantare'' is [[Latin]] for "to sing".<ref name="GT">See [http://translate.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wT#la/en/cantare this].</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*This [[jinx]] is available in the ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7#5 Spell Pack|5 Spell Pack]]'' [[Wikipedia:Downloadable content|DLC]] for ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''.
 
*This [[jinx]] is available in the ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7#5 Spell Pack|5 Spell Pack]]'' [[Wikipedia:Downloadable content|DLC]] for ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{C|By incantation only.}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{C|By incantation only.}}
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}

Latest revision as of 20:05, March 1, 2015

Cantis
Cantis
Incantation

Cantis
(CAN-tis)

Type

Jinx

Light

White[1]

Effect

Makes things[2] and people[1] sing

"...and the suits of armour had all been bewitched to sing carols whenever anyone passed them."
—Mention.[src]

Cantis[1] is the incantation of a jinx[1] used to make the target sing.

Known usesEdit

EtymologyEdit

The word cantare is Latin for "to sing".[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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