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|name=''Lacarnum Inflamari''
|name= Lacarnum Inflamarae
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|incantation=''Lacarnum Inflamari''<ref name="PSf19">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' (''Chapter Nineteen - Quidditch'')</ref>
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="PSf19"/>
|hand=Direct [[wand]] at target
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|hand=Point [[wand]] at target<ref name="PSf19"/>
|effect=Ignites cloaks
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|light=Orange<ref name="PSf19"/>
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|effect=Ignites [[cloak]]s<ref name="PSf19"/>
'''''Larcarnum Inflamarae''''' is the incantation of a [[charm]] that lights cloaks (and possibly other garments) on [[fire]], by shooting a fireball from the tip of one's wand.
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'''''Lacarnum Inflamari'''''<ref name="JKR">[http://web.archive.org/web/20110806214325/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=96 F.A.Q. Question on J.K.R. Official Site]</ref> is the [[incantation]] of a [[charm]] used to ignite the [[cloak]] of a [[Wizardkind|witch or warlock]] by shooting a [[fire]]ball from the tip of the caster's [[wand]]<ref name="PSf19"/>.
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[[Hermione Granger]] was known to be proficient in the performing of this [[spell]], using it in [[September]] of [[1991]] on her [[Potions Master]], [[Professor]] [[Severus Snape]], at a [[Quidditch]] game when she believed him to be [[Broom jinx|jinxing]] her friend [[Harry Potter]]'s [[broomstick]]<ref name="PSf19"/>.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Latin ''inflammo'', or the verb ''inflammatio'' meaning "to set on fire". Lacarnum, from the Latin “lacerna”, meaning “cloak”.
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The [[incantation]] "''Lacarnum Inflamari''" appears to be derived from the [[Latin]] "''lucerna''", a {{wplink|noun}} meaning "''cape''" or "''cloak''"<ref name="LUCERNA">[http://translate.google.ca/#la/en/lacerna Lucerna] on [[http://translate.google.ca/ Google Translate]</ref> and "''inflammo''", a {{wplink|verb}} meaning "''torch''" or "''inflame''"<ref name="INFLAMMO">[http://translate.google.ca/#la/en/inflammo Inflammo] on [http://translate.google.ca/ Google Translate]</ref>.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*This spell is only ever seen in [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|the first film]]; it was frequently mistaken for the [[Bluebell flames|bluebell flames]] charm of the books, as this spell is the cinematic replacement for that one (in this scene, at the least; in the later scene, '''bluebell flames '''is replaced by a spell called ''[[Lumos Solem]]'', which is a film-made spell used, based on the etymology, to produce sunlight from the tip of the wand.
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*This [[spell]] only appears in [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|the very first film]]; in [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|the book]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] uses [[Bluebell Flames]].
*Although specifically directed for use on cloaks, it is unknown if it would work against the cloak of a [[Dementor]] or [[Lethifold]].
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*It is currently unknown if this [[charm]] would work to repel [[Lethifold]]s and [[Dementor]]s; one could presumably use this to [[Fire|burn]] the creature's cloak.
*While the general spell for igniting items is the [[Fire-Making Spell]], this spell is presumably better suited for use on cloaks or other articles of clothing.
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===Author's comments===
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"''Some of the new incantations, such as ‘lacarnum inflamari’ must have sounded more dramatic onscreen – although by the time you’ve managed to say ‘lacarnum inflamari’, you’ve surely lost precious seconds in which the Devil’s Snare might have throttled you. But that’s showbiz.''"<ref name="JKR" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{1st}} {{Non-canon}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Non-canon}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 19:27, March 14, 2014

This article is non-canon.

This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Harry Potter licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Harry Potter universe.

Lacarnum Inflamarae
Lacarnum Inflamari
Incantation

Lacarnum Inflamari[1]

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Point wand at target[1]

Light

Orange[1]

Effect

Ignites cloaks[1]

Lacarnum Inflamari[2] is the incantation of a charm used to ignite the cloak of a witch or warlock by shooting a fireball from the tip of the caster's wand[1].

Hermione Granger was known to be proficient in the performing of this spell, using it in September of 1991 on her Potions Master, Professor Severus Snape, at a Quidditch game when she believed him to be jinxing her friend Harry Potter's broomstick[1].

EtymologyEdit

The incantation "Lacarnum Inflamari" appears to be derived from the Latin "lucerna", a noun meaning "cape" or "cloak"[3] and "inflammo", a verb meaning "torch" or "inflame"[4].

Behind the scenesEdit

Author's commentsEdit

"Some of the new incantations, such as ‘lacarnum inflamari’ must have sounded more dramatic onscreen – although by the time you’ve managed to say ‘lacarnum inflamari’, you’ve surely lost precious seconds in which the Devil’s Snare might have throttled you. But that’s showbiz."[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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