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==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 "Oh 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"/>
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*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"/>
 
*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"/>
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==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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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 a jinx[1] used to make the target sing.

Known uses

Etymology

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

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Appearances

Notes and references

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