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At least some content in this article is derived from information present only in official translations of Harry Potter media to other languages. As such, the contents of the article may or may not be considered canonical, depending on how well they overlap with established canon.
Ossio Dispersimus is the incantation of a Healing spell spell used to remove the bones from the targeted body part. Bones would vanish, making the affected body part (i.e. an arm) have a rubber feel.
Ossio being a derivation of the Latin "ossis", meaning "bone"; and dispersimus the first-person plural perfect active indicative of dispergō, meaning "to scatter", or "to disperse". Overall its reads "to scatter/disperse bone".
Behind the scenes
- In the GBC version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Lockhart uses this spell, instead of Brackium Emendo, to "fix" Harry Potter's broken arm bones. This seems a hint to his ineptitude as a wizard, as the spell's etymology seems to clearly identify its effects
- The incantation is only uttered by Lockhart in the French and Portuguese translations of the game; in English, Lockhart says "This should fix it".
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (First appearance)
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - GBC version