Cave inimicum is the incantation of a protective spell that conjures up a shield that keeps the caster hidden from others. Those who are on the other side of the shield will not be able to see them, hear them or, if the spell is well-casted, smell them.
|Hermione Granger||1997-1998 school year||Hermione used this charms as part of the protective enchantments used to hide the camp she shared with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley during the hunt for the Horcruxes.|
|Harry Potter||Would occasionally cast the protective enchantments, including this charm, to hide the camp he shared with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley during the hunt for the Horcruxes.|
"Cave inimicum" is a Latin phrase meaning "beware of the enemy".
Behind the scenes
- Given the etymology, this spell appears to warn of approaching enemies, similar to the Caterwauling Charm or Intruder Charm.
- This spell may be similar to Repello Inimicum due to both spells sharing similar etymology, though Repello Inimicum is used to repel enemies instead of warning the caster of them, which this spell is presumed to do.