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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 a corruption of cistam, a form of the Latin word for 'chest'.

Behind the scenes

Severus spell

Severus Snape possibly casting the spell.

Appearances

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