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We could use the picture of Hogwarts with shield, at profesor's Filius Flitwick's page...

Canonical?

I don't recall this from the book, not explicitly anyway. Is it yet another new spell invented for the movies? —Phil | Talk 10:49, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

Deathly Hallows, ch.30, p.601 - Nick O'Demus 13:42, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
Although the spell's from the books, as far as I know the effect has never been elaborated upon. I imagined at the time that it was a form of Shield Charm that caused horrible counter-effects when attacked(interpreting the etymology as "I protect horribly" instead of "I protect from the horrible"). Is there any more or less evidence for either view? If not, I plan on writing in the article that the precise effect is unknown and listing both interpretations as possibilities. --Paraknight 06:14, December 4, 2010 (UTC)
Horribilis is not ablative, so "I protect from the horrible" isn't really possible. Horribilis, -e, is a 3rd Declension Adjective, so the ablative would be horrilibus. As an adverb, it would be horribile. It was a spell in the book, though. The literal meaning could be I, a dreadful (or amazing [it can mean both, especially post-classical]) person protect, as it is nominative and singular of all three genders, modifying the subject.
That being said, though, JKR is not incredibly precise with her Latin in any of her other spells, so she could again be being imprecise here, and it's either an adverb or an ablative of seperation. RexRegis 21:34, May 22, 2011 (UTC)

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