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Cave Inimicum
Incantation

Cave Inimicum
(CAH-vay uh-NIM-i-kuhm)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Skyward flourish

Effect

Unclear; protective charm of some variety

Cave Inimicum is the incantation of a charm of uncertain effect, though it was among the spells used by Hermione Granger and Harry Potter in 1997 to protect the tent they shared with Ron Weasley.

Practitioners

Etymology

Cave Inimicum is a Latin phrase which translates to "beware of the enemy".

Behind the scenes

  • Whilst the true effect of this spell is unclear it is possible that it serves as some sort of early warning system for approaching enemies, similar to the Intruder Charm.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 16 (Godric's Hollow)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 27 (The final Hiding Place')
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 14 (The Thief)

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