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==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
*[[Tom Riddle]] used this spell to blast open the chest in which [[Aragog]] lived in [[Hogwarts Castle]].
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*[[Tom Riddle]] used this spell to blast open the chest in which [[Aragog]], the pet-[[acromantula]] of [[Rubeus Hagrid]], lived in during its time at [[Hogwarts Castle]].
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Severus_spell.JPG|thumb|left|200px|[[Severus Snape]] possibly casting the spell.]]
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[[File:Severus_spell.JPG|thumb|right|200px|[[Severus Snape]] possibly casting the spell.]]
 
*This spell does not appear in the [[Harry Potter books|books]].
 
*This spell does not appear in the [[Harry Potter books|books]].
 
*[[Severus Snape]] may have used this spell to open [[Alastor Moody's trunk]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''.
 
*[[Severus Snape]] may have used this spell to open [[Alastor Moody's trunk]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''.

Revision as of 21:48, February 19, 2013

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Cistem Aperio
Incantation

Cistem Aperio
(SEESS-tem a-PER-ioh)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point wand at target

Light

Yellow, white

Effect

Opens chests

Riddle: "Stand aside, Hagrid!"
Hagrid: "No!"
Riddle: "Cistem aperio!"
— Riddle's use of the spell[src]

Cistem Aperio is the incantation for a charm that is used to open chests. Being more specific that Alohamora may increase its potency against a warded target of the appropriate kind. It may be related to Annihilare, Dunamis, Emancipare, and Liberare.

Known uses

Etymology

Aperio is Latin for open, uncover, to uncover, lay bare, reveal, or make clear, the source of the English "appear". Cistem is Latin for chest, in the object form.

Behind the scenes

Severus spell

Severus Snape possibly casting the spell.

Appearances

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