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"...glaring at a series of diagrams showing an owl turning into a pair of opera glasses."
Hermione Granger studying this spell from Intermediate Transfiguration[src]

Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) is a Transforming spell that could be used to transform an owl into a pair of opera glasses.[2]

History

It was covered in Intermediate Transfiguration, a book studying transfiguration; a series of diagrams helped readers understand the spell.[2]

During the 1986–1987 school year, it was taught to Third year students in Transfiguration class.[1]

Hermione Granger read about this transfiguration while studying for her Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations in May of 1996 while discussing Professor Hagrid's request that they train his giant brother Grawp how to talk.[2]

Etymology

From strigis, the genitive form of strix, the Latin word referring to the Screech Owl;[3] from forma, Latin for form or appearance. Also, in biology,[4] Strigiformes is the name of the taxonomic order that includes all owl species.[5]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 7 (Jacob's Room) - Transfiguration Lesson "Owl to Opera Glasses"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp)
  3. strix on Wiktionary.org
  4. forma#Latin on Wiktionary.org
  5. WP favicon Owl on Wikipedia


Transfiguration (class)
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Branches of Transfiguration
Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners
Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors
Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks
A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell
Transforming Spells
Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Chair to cat · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Rabit (Lapifors) · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers