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The incantation Lacarnum Inflamari appears to be derived from the Latin lacerna, a noun meaning "cloak", and "inflammare", the Latin verb meaning "to ignite, inflame". Taken together, the incantation can mean "to set fire to a cloak".
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this spell replaced Bluebell Flames that was used in the book, and was used by Hermione Granger during the 1991 Gryffindor vs Slytherin Quidditch match on Professor Severus Snape, due to believing him to be jinxing her friend Harry Potter's Nimbus 2000.
- When referring to this spell, J. K. Rowling noted that the spell, if it existed in the canon universe, would be impractical due to the long incantation, especially when fighting off a Devil's Snare.
- Though her joking tone does suggest it, it is not outright confirmed that the spell does not exist in canon, though it would presumably be notoriously of little use if it did.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (First appearance) (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Non-canonical appearance)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Chapter Nineteen - Quidditch)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 F.A.Q. Question on J.K.R. Official Site - "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."
- ↑ lacerna - Wiktionary
- ↑ Inflammo on Google Translate