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Levicorpus
Levicorpus
Incantation

Levicorpus[1]
(levi-COR-pus)

Type

Jinx[2]

Hand Movement

Upward flick[1]

Light

Green[3]

Effect

Lifts people[1]

Creator

Severus Snape (1971/1972)

"Oh, that one had a great vogue during my time at Hogwarts. There were a few months in my fifth year when you couldn't move for being hoisted into the air by your ankle."
Professor Remus Lupin on Levicorpus[src]

Levicorpus is the incantation of a jinx which was apparently invented by Professor Severus Snape under the pseudonym "The Half-Blood Prince". The spell, which was intended to be cast nonverbally but which can be spoken aloud,[4] causes the victim to be hoisted into the air by their ankle; the counter-jinx for this spell is Liberacorpus.

Practitioners

Etymology

The incantation can be divided into two separate Latin words; levare means "lift", and corpus is translated to "body".

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter 12 - Silver and Opals)
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter 24 - Sectumsempra)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 9 (The Dark Mark)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Hermione noted "We've seen a whole bunch of people use it, in case you've forgotten. Dangling people in the air. Making them float along, asleep, helpless." Harry stared at her. With a sinking feeling, he too remembered the behaviour of the Death Eaters at the Quidditch World Cup.

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