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|incantation=''Vera Verto''<ref name="incantation">See [[:File:VeraVertoref.png|this image]]</ref>
|type=[[Transfiguration]] [[spell]]
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|pronunciation=vair-uh VAIR-toh<ref name="CoSf14">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' (''Chapter Fourteen - About the Chamber'')</ref>
|hand=Tap thrice then point to the animal
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|type=[[Transfiguration]]<ref name="CoSf14"/>
|light=Crystal clear
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|hand=Tap thrice<ref name="CoSf14"/>
|effect=Turns animals to water goblets
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|light=Crystal clear<ref name="CoSf14"/>
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|effect=[[Transformation|Transforms]] [[List of creatures|animal]]s into [[water]] [[goblet]]s
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{{Quote|Could I have your attention please? Right, now, today, we will be transforming animals into water goblets.|[[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] introduces the ''Vera Verto'' lesson to her [[second year]]s|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)}}
 
{{Quote|Could I have your attention please? Right, now, today, we will be transforming animals into water goblets.|[[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] introduces the ''Vera Verto'' lesson to her [[second year]]s|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)}}
   
'''''Vera Verto''''' is a [[spell]] that [[Transfiguration|transfigures]] animals into water goblets. If done incorrectly or with a faulty wand the transformation will only be partially successful, as shown by [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in [[1992]]. This was the Lesson VII taught by [[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]], as noted on her blackboard.
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'''''Vera Verto'''''<ref name="incantation"/> is the [[incantation]] of a [[spell]] used to [[Transfiguration|transform]] an animal into a [[water]] [[goblet]]. [[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall]] taught this [[charm]] to her [[second year]] students, in lesson seven, as noted on her blackboard.
   
==Behind the scenes==
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==Casting==
[[File:Scabbers_Transfiguration_01.gif|thumb|right|200px|Ron Weasley's attempt with his broken wand.]]
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This [[spell]] is moderately difficult to perform, and disastrous if done wrong<ref name="CoSf14"/>. Side-effects include the [[goblet]] being furry or having a tail<ref name="CoSf14"/>. Wand movement and posture are both very important for this [[charm]], as [[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] noted when teaching her [[Second year|class]] in [[September]] of [[1992]]<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
*The incantation for this spell is spelt "''Vera Verto''" in the DVD subtitles. Whether or not this is a mistranscription is unknown, however, one of the alternate spellings it could have, based purely in etymology, would be "''Fera Verto''".
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*When the students are practising this spell, the script identifies the rat [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] is attempting to transform as [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]]. This is odd, as Scabbers is actually an [[Animagus]].
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To perform the spell, one must tap the targeted [[List of creatures|animal]] three times sharply with their wand, and then point their [[wand]] directly at the animal, incanting, "''Vera Verto''"<ref name="incantation"/><ref name="CoSf14"/>.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Harry has to transform an animal into a cup during his practical Transfiguration OWL exam. It is unknown if this spell was Vera Verto. In the PC version, it was mentioned that a girl had transfigured a mouse into a cup.
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==Effects==
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[[File:Scabbers Transfiguration 01.gif|thumb|right|A failed attempt by [[Ronald Weasley]] on his [[rat]] [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]]]]
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Once performed, a jet of nearly indiscernible, crystal-clear mist, almost like a spray, will shoot from the [[Wizardkind|caster]]'s [[wand]], engulfing the animal and quickly morphing it into a [[goblet]] with a quiet whooshing noise<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
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If performed incorrectly, a spasm of greenish light will shoot from the wand with a crackling, whining noise and the target will be transfigured improperly<ref name="CoSf14"/>. It may still be furry, or might possess a tail (or a combination of the two)<ref name="CoSf14"/>.
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==Practicioners==
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*[[Minerva McGonagall]]
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*[[Harry Potter]]
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*[[Ronald Weasley]] {{C|Failed}}
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[File:VeraVertoBoard.png|left|thumb|A blackboard with information on ''Vera Verto'']]
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"''Vera Verto''" is a [[Latin]] phrase meaning "''true exchange''"<ref name="etymology">[http://translate.google.ca/?hl=en&tab=wT#la/en/vera%20verto Vera Verto] on [http://translate.google.ca/ Google Translate]</ref>. This fits rather well with its effects.
''Vera Verto ''comes from Latin ''vera'', meaning "true" or "right", and Latin ''verto'', meaning "I turn" or "I change"; hence it could translate directly to "I change right". The first word of the incantation is similar to the French word ''verre'', meaning "glass" or "a glass", but this could not be correct as it would then translate to "I change a glass".
 
   
Latin ''fera ''means "a beast" or "an animal" and hence if the incantation were actually ''Fera Verto ''it would mean "I change a beast"
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==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:VeraVertoBoard.png|thumb|The blackboard on which [[Professor]] [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] wrote information pertaining to this spell]]
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*Despite the subtitles saying that the [[incantation]] is "''Vera Verto''", there ''is'' a possibility that the subtitles are wrong and that the incantation is "''Fera Verto''". This makes particular sense when one considers "''fera''" means "''wild''" or "''wild animal''"<ref name="fera">[http://translate.google.ca/#la/en/fera Fera] on [http://translate.google.ca/ Google Translate]</ref>.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|fifth game]], during the [[Ordinary Wizarding Levels|O.W.L.]]s, one of the tests is to transform an animal into a [[water]] [[goblet]]; it is more than likely this was meant to be "''Vera Verto''".
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
[[File:Fera Verto-PS.jpg|thumb|240px|]]
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[[File:Fera Verto-PS.jpg|thumb]]
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{comment|possibly}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
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Vera Verto
Incantation

Vera Verto[1]

Type

Transfiguration[2]

Hand Movement

Tap thrice[2]

Light

Crystal clear[2]

Effect

Transforms animals into water goblets


"Could I have your attention please? Right, now, today, we will be transforming animals into water goblets."
Professor McGonagall introduces the Vera Verto lesson to her second years[src]

Vera Verto[1] is the incantation of a spell used to transform an animal into a water goblet. Professor Minerva McGonagall taught this charm to her second year students, in lesson seven, as noted on her blackboard.

Casting

This spell is moderately difficult to perform, and disastrous if done wrong[2]. Side-effects include the goblet being furry or having a tail[2]. Wand movement and posture are both very important for this charm, as Professor McGonagall noted when teaching her class in September of 1992[2].

To perform the spell, one must tap the targeted animal three times sharply with their wand, and then point their wand directly at the animal, incanting, "Vera Verto"[1][2].

Effects

Scabbers Transfiguration 01

A failed attempt by Ronald Weasley on his rat Scabbers

Once performed, a jet of nearly indiscernible, crystal-clear mist, almost like a spray, will shoot from the caster's wand, engulfing the animal and quickly morphing it into a goblet with a quiet whooshing noise[2].

If performed incorrectly, a spasm of greenish light will shoot from the wand with a crackling, whining noise and the target will be transfigured improperly[2]. It may still be furry, or might possess a tail (or a combination of the two)[2].

Practicioners

Etymology

"Vera Verto" is a Latin phrase meaning "true exchange"[3]. This fits rather well with its effects.

Behind the scenes

VeraVertoBoard

The blackboard on which Professor McGonagall wrote information pertaining to this spell

  • Despite the subtitles saying that the incantation is "Vera Verto", there is a possibility that the subtitles are wrong and that the incantation is "Fera Verto". This makes particular sense when one considers "fera" means "wild" or "wild animal"[4].
  • In the fifth game, during the O.W.L.s, one of the tests is to transform an animal into a water goblet; it is more than likely this was meant to be "Vera Verto".

Appearances

Fera Verto-PS

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 See this image
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CoSf14
  3. Vera Verto on Google Translate
  4. Fera on Google Translate


Transfiguration (class)
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Professors: Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks: A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Known practitioners: Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell ·
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts: Chair to cat · Match to needle · Snail to Teapot · Teacup to Rat · Switching Spell · Transforming Spell · Avifors Spell · Mice to Snuffboxes · Beetle Buttons · Rabbit Slippers · Vera Verto · Teapot to tortoise · Draconifors Spell · Lapifors Spell · Vanishing Spell · Owl to opera glasses · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Small Child to Rat · Meddling Man to Monkey · Crinus Muto
Branches of Transfiguration: Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration

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