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Vulnera Sanatur
Vulnera Sanentur
Incantation

Vulnera Sanentur[1]

Type

Counter-curse[2]

Hand Movement

Trace wand over wounds[2]

Light

None[2]

Effect
  1. Slows blood flow[2]
  2. Clears residue[2]
  3. Knits wounds[2]
Creator

Severus Snape[2]

"Pushing Harry roughly aside, he knelt over Malfoy, drew his wand and traced it over the deep wounds Harry's curse had made, muttering an incantation that sounded almost like song. The flow of blood seemed to ease; Snape wiped the residue from Malfoy's face and repeated his spell. Now the wounds seemed to be knitting."
—Description[src]

Vulnera Sanentur[1] was the song-like incantation of the counter-curse to the Sectumsempra spell, both of which were invented by Professor Severus Snape under his alias of "the Half-Blood Prince"[2]. It had to be repeated thrice for best effect; the first time slowed the flow of blood to prevent death by exsanguination; the second time cleared residue and began to heal the wounds; and the third time fully knit the wounds, although dittany had to be applied to prevent permanent scarring[2].

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Behind the scenes

Etymology

Vulnera Sanentur derives from the Latin vulnus, "wound," (in which the roots of the English "vulnerable" may be seen) [4] and sanare, "to heal"; it is translated "may the wounds be healed."[5]

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