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"What wouldn't he give to strike now, to jinx Dudley so thoroughly he'd have to crawl home like an insect, struck dumb, sprouting feelers..."
—Description[src]

The Insect Jinx[3] (Entomorphis) is a jinx that could be used to induce insect-like qualities upon a victim for a short period of time[1]. It deprives them of their ability to speak, forcing them to crawl about and endowing them with feelers.[2]

History

On 2 August, 1995, when Dudley Dursley bullied Harry Potter for his nightmares about the death of Cedric Diggory, Harry considered using the spell on Dudley, although the arrival of two Dementors prevented him from using it.[2]

Etymology

The Greek word "έντομο" ("entomo") means "insect" or "hopper",[4] and "μορφή" ("morfi") means "form", "shape" or "figure".[5]

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