Praedico Predico was a shop in Diagon Alley in London, England. It sold lucky charms, fortune talismans, and amulets, as well as fish for use in the divination practise of ichthyomancy It was located between Janus Galloglass and Twinkle's Telescopes.[1]


  • "Praedico" is a Latin term that can mean "I proclaim, declare publicly, announce" (or, in an ecclesiastical context, "I preach the gospel") or, in a different sense, "I foretell, predict, advise, give warning of". "Predico" is, in several Romance languages, a form of the verb "to preach", or of "to predicate".


Notes and references

  1. Illustration of Diagon Alley by Jim Kay from the Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (see image).