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Protego totalum
Incantation

Protego totalum[1]
(proh-TAY-goh TOH-tuh-luhm)

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Raise wand[1]

Light

None (haze)[1]

Effect

Defends an area[1]

"Raising her wand, she began to walk in a wide circle around Harry and Ron, murmuring incantations as she went. Harry saw little disturbances in the surrounding air: it was as if Hermione had cast a heat haze across their clearing."
—Description[src]

Protego totalum was the incantation of a protective enchantment used to defend a certain area for an extended period of time[1].

Practitioners

Etymology

The incantation is derived from "protego", meaning "to protect" and Latin "totus", meaning "as a whole", thereby making the whole incantation "to protect as a whole".

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Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 14 (The Thief)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 27 (The Final Hiding Place)

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