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{{Quote|If you cast ''Informus'' on a beast during a magical encounter, the ''Folio Bruti'' stores information on its strengths and weaknesses. Use it to prepare for future encounters.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)}}
 
The '''Informous Spell'''<ref name="NAME">See [http://harrypotter.neoseeker.com/wiki/Spells%20in%20Harry%20Potter%20and%20the%20Chamber%20of%20Secrets%20(GBC)#Informous this online guide].</ref> (''Informous'') was a [[charm]] that added a page with information regarding the [[charm]]ed creature to the [[Wizardkind|caster]]'s ''[[Folio Bruti]]''.
 
The '''Informous Spell'''<ref name="NAME">See [http://harrypotter.neoseeker.com/wiki/Spells%20in%20Harry%20Potter%20and%20the%20Chamber%20of%20Secrets%20(GBC)#Informous this online guide].</ref> (''Informous'') was a [[charm]] that added a page with information regarding the [[charm]]ed creature to the [[Wizardkind|caster]]'s ''[[Folio Bruti]]''.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*The prefix ''inform'' is [[England|English]] meaning "give someone facts or information"<ref name="INFORM">See [http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Definition+of+inform&oq=Definition+of+inform&gs_l=hp.3..0l4.161.2987.0.3187.20.14.0.6.6.0.135.1395.9j5.14.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.4hHul8waGJo&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41524429,d.b2I&fp=7326c3a62f8db7be&biw=1241&bih=584 this online definition].</ref>; the suffix ''us'' is also English, and is "used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition"<ref name="US">See [http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=Definition+of+us&oq=Definition+of+us&gs_l=hp.3..0l4.36664.38221.1.38374.8.8.0.0.0.0.180.868.5j3.8.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.hzoRHFoPlDw&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41524429,d.b2I&fp=7326c3a62f8db7be&biw=1241&bih=584 this online definition].</ref>.
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''Informous'' may be a corruption of the [[Latin]] ''īnfōrmō'', from which the English ''inform'', meaning "to communicate knowledge to", is derived from.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*The [[incantation]] can also be spelled "Informus", which better suits the etymology.
 
*The [[incantation]] can also be spelled "Informus", which better suits the etymology.
*It is unknown whether a magnifying glass actually hovers over the target when the spell is cast, or if this is perhaps merely to show the effects of the spell better.
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*It is unknown whether a [[magnifying glass]] actually hovers over the target when the spell is cast, or if this is perhaps merely to show the effects of the spell better.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Informous
Informous Spell
Incantation

Informous

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point wand

Light

Blue

Effect

Adds to the Folio Bruti

"If you cast Informus on a beast during a magical encounter, the Folio Bruti stores information on its strengths and weaknesses. Use it to prepare for future encounters."
—Description.[src]

The Informous Spell[1] (Informous) was a charm that added a page with information regarding the charmed creature to the caster's Folio Bruti.

EtymologyEdit

Informous may be a corruption of the Latin īnfōrmō, from which the English inform, meaning "to communicate knowledge to", is derived from.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The incantation can also be spelled "Informus", which better suits the etymology.
  • It is unknown whether a magnifying glass actually hovers over the target when the spell is cast, or if this is perhaps merely to show the effects of the spell better.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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