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*The incantation is derived from the Latin "''protego''", meaning "I defend", or "I protect", and "''maxima''", nominative feminine singular of "''maximus''", meaning "greatest", or "highest limit"; altogether the incantation means "I protect to the highest limit".
 
*The incantation is derived from the Latin "''protego''", meaning "I defend", or "I protect", and "''maxima''", nominative feminine singular of "''maximus''", meaning "greatest", or "highest limit"; altogether the incantation means "I protect to the highest limit".
 
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*In the novel, Flitwick uses ''[[Protego Horribilis]]'' instead when casting the defensive enchantments around Hogwarts.
 
*In the novel, Flitwick uses ''[[Protego Horribilis]]'' instead when casting the defensive enchantments around Hogwarts.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the protective enchantments around the grounds were summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], and Flitwick alone. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]], Flitwick is joined by [[Molly Weasley]], [[Horace Slughorn]], and [[Poppy Pomfrey]] to do so.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the protective enchantments around the grounds were summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], and Flitwick alone. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]], Flitwick is joined by [[Molly Weasley]], [[Horace Slughorn]], and [[Poppy Pomfrey]] to do so.

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Protego Maxima
Incantation

Protego Maxima
(pro-TAY-goh MAKS-ee-ma)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point skyward

Light

Blueish white

Effect

Summons a large protective barrier

"Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum."
Filius Flitwick conjures up magical defences prior to the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]

Protego Maxima is a stronger version of the Shield Charm that, when cast in combination with Fianto Duri and Repello Inimicum, conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier. Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier disintegrate on the spot, while spells cast at it (if not of enough power to break it) create large, resonating explosions. This spell is the core of the shield summoned around Hogwarts; it is the shield itself that is seen descending over the castle.

Known uses

DesintegrateSnatcher
Snatchers being disintegrated by the power of this spell combined with other protections.
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See Also

Etymology

  • The incantation is derived from the Latin "protego", meaning "I defend", or "I protect", and "maxima", nominative feminine singular of "maximus", meaning "greatest", or "highest limit"; altogether the incantation means "I protect to the highest limit".

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