Partis Temporus is a spell which creates a temporary gap in the target, parting it. When a hoard of Inferi attacked Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter on the island in the Horcrux cave, Dumbledore summoned a ring of fire to drive them off, then used Partis Temporus to create a channel in the encircling flames wide enough to allow himself and Harry Potter to escape in the boat.
Partis is a plural form of the French verb partir, which means "to separate," "to go away," "to leave," or "to depart." Temporis is Latin for "time."
Behind the scenes
- In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Hermione Granger may have used this spell to create a gap in the Fiendfyre conjured by Gregory Goyle while flying on broomsticks so that they could escape the Room of Hidden Things.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Possible appearance)