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Accio (Summoning Charm)

Pronunciation: (AK-ee-oh)
Description: This charm summons an object to the caster, potentially over a significant distance. It can be
used in two ways; either by casting the charm and then naming the object desired, or by pointing your wand at
the desired object during or immediately following the incantation to "pull" the target toward the caster; in either
case, the caster must concentrate on the object they wish to summon in order for the charm to succeed. The
caster doesn't necessarily need to know the location of the target if they say the name of the object to be
summoned, such as when Hermione Granger summoned some books from Dumbledore's office simply by
saying "Accio Horcrux books!" while in Gryffindor Tower.

Aguamenti (Water-Making Spell)

Description: Produces a fountain or jet of water from the wand tip.

Alarte Ascendare

Pronunciation: A-LAR-tey ah-SEN-deh-rey

Description: Shoots the target high into the air.

Alohomora (Unlocking Charm)

Pronunciation: al-lo-ha-MOR-ah

Description: Used to open and unlock doors; it can unseal doors upon which the Locking Spell has been cast,
although it is possible to bewitch doors to resist the spell.


Pronunciation: ah-NAP-nee-oh
Description: Clears the target's airway, should they find it blocked.


Pronunciation: AN-tea-oh-cuh-LAY-chee-a
Description: Anteoculatia is a hex which turns a person's hair into antlers.

Aparecium (Revealing Charm)

Pronunciation: AH-par-EE-see-um
Description: This spell is used to reverse concealing charms, and can presumably render invisible ink visible.
It is covered in a rather old spellbook. It may be related to Specialis Revelio.

Aqua Eructo (Aqua Eructo Charm)

Pronunciation: A-kwa ee-RUCK-toh

Description: This spell is used to create, and control, a jet of clear water from the tip of the wand tip; it is
probably related to Aguamenti.

Arania Exumai

Pronunciation: ah-RAHN-ee-a EKS-su-may

Description: This spell is used to blast away Acromantulas and, presumably, all other arachnids.

Aresto Momentum

Pronunciation: ah-REST-oh mo-MEN-tum

Description: Used to decrease the velocity of a moving target; it should be noted that it can be used on
multiple targets, as well as on the caster himself.

Pronunciation: ah-SEN-dee-oh
Description: Lifts the caster high into the air.

Avada Kedavra (Killing Curse)

Pronunciation: ah-VAH-dah keh-DAV-rah

Description: Causes instant death to the victim, is accompanied by a flash of green light and a rushing noise;
there is no known counter-curse, although there are a number of ways to prevent death by it, such as hitting it
with another spell in mid-flight, dodging it, or interrupting the caster

Avis (Bird-Conjuring Charm)

Pronunciation: AH-viss

Description: Conjures a flock of birds from the tip of the wand; when used in conjunction with Oppugno, it can
be used offensively.


Pronunciation: bom-BAR-dah
Description: Provokes a small explosion.

Bombarda Maxima

Pronunciation: BOM-bar-dah MAX-ih-mah

Description: Creates a large explosion capable of removing entire walls.

Calvario (Hair-Loss Curse)

Pronunciation: cal-VORE-ee-oh
Description: This spell causes the victim's hair to fall out.


Pronunciation: CAN-tiss
Description: Causes the victim to burst uncontrollably into song.

Carpe Retractum (Seize and Pull Charm)

Pronunciation: CAR-pay ruh-TRACK-tum

Description: Produces a supernatural rope from the caster's wand, which will pull a target toward the caster.

Cave Inimicum

Pronunciation: KAH-way ih-NIH-mih-kum

Description: Based on the etymology, it may warn the caster of any approaching enemies, similar to
a Caterwauling Charm..

Cistem Aperio

Pronunciation: SIS-tem uh-PE-ree-o

Description: Opens chests and boxes

Colloportus (Locking Spell)

Pronunciation: cul-loh-POR-tus
Description: Locks doors, and presumably all things that can be locked; it is unknown whether
thecounterspell is required, or if a key could open it.

Colloshoo (Stickfast Hex)

Pronunciation: cul-loh-SHOE

Description: Adheres the victim's shoes to the ground with some sort of adhesive ectoplasm.

Confringo (Blasting Curse)

Pronunciation: kon-FRING-goh
Description: Causes anything that the spell comes into contact with to explode, and presumably thereafter
burst into flame.

Confundo (Confundus Charm)

Pronunciation: con-FUN-doh
Description: Causes the victim to become confused and befuddled.

Crucio (Cruciatus Curse)

Pronunciation: KROO-shea-oh

Description: Inflicts intense pain on the recipient of the curse; the pain is described as having hot knives being
driven into the victim. It cannot be cast successfully by a person who is doing so out of pure spite or anger; one
must feel a true desire to cause the victim pain. If one casts this spell, he or she will receive a life sentence
in Azkaban prison for it, as with the other three Unforgivable Curses.

Mucus ad Nauseam (Curse of the Bogies)

Pronunciation: MEW-cuss add NOH-see-um
Description: Gives the recipient a massive head cold and an extremely runny nose.

Defodio (Gouging Spell)

Pronunciation: deh-FOH-dee-oh
Description: This spell allows the caster to gouge large chunks out of the target.

Deletrius (Eradication Spell)

Pronunciation: deh-LEE-tree-us
Description: Disintegrates something

Densaugeo (Tooth-Growing Spell)

Pronunciation: den-SAW-jee-oh
Description: This hex causes the victim's teeth to grow rapidly, but can also be used to restore lost teeth, as
proven when Ted Tonks did so in 1997 for Harry Potter.

Depulso (Banishing Charm)

Pronunciation: deh-PUL-soh

Description: This spell is used to make the target fly toward a specific location; it is the opposite of
the summoning charm.


Pronunciation: deh-SEN-doh
Description: Causes the target to move downwards.


Pronunciation: DEE-prih-moh
Description: This spell places immense downward pressure on the target, which may result in the violent
fracturing of said target.

Diffindo (Severing Charm)

Pronunciation: dih-FIN-doh
Description: Rips, tears, shreds, or otherwise physically damages the target.


Pronunciation: dim-in-YEW-en-DOUGH

Description: Forces the target to shrink.

Duro (Hardening Charm)

Pronunciation: DOO-roh

Description: This charm transforms the target into solid stone.

Ebublio (Ebublio Jinx)

Pronunciation: ee-BUB-lee-oh
Description: Causes the victim to inflate and explode into hundreds of bubbles; it can only be cast if an ally is
using Aqua Eructo on the victim simultaneously.

Engorgio (Engorgement Charm)

Pronunciation: en-GOR-jee-oh
Description: Causes the target to swell in physical size.


Pronunciation: ee-PISS-key
Description: Used to heal relatively minor injuries, such as broken bones and cartilage.


Pronunciation: eh-RECK-toh
Description: Used to erect a tent or other structure.

Evanesco (Vanishing Spell)

Pronunciation: ev-an-ES-koh
Description: Vanishes the target; the best description of what happens to it is that it goes "into non-being,
which is to say, everything".

Everte Statum

Pronunciation: ee-VER-tay STAH-tum

Description: Throws the victim backward, similarly to if they'd been thrown.

Expecto Patronum (Patronus Charm)

Pronunciation: ecks-PECK-toh pah-TROH-numb
Description: This charm is a defensive spell which will conjure a spirit-like incarnation of their positive
emotions to defend againstdark creatures; it can also send messages to other witches or wizards. It seems
one's Patronus will take the form of something important to the caster, and can change when one has
undergone a period of heightened emotion.

Expelliarmus (Disarming Charm)

Pronunciation: ex-PELL-ee-ARE-muss

Description: Causes whatever the victim is holding to fly away, knocks out an opponent if used too
forcefully. Harry Potter's special spell.

Expulso (Expulso Curse)

Pronunciation: ecks-PUHL-soh
Description: Provokes an explosion, unique in that it uses pressure to do so as opposed to heat.


Pronunciation: feh-ROO-lah
Description: Creates a bandage and a splint.

Fianto Duri

Pronunciation: fee-AN-toh DOO-ree

Description: A defensive charm which, based on the etymology, strengthens shield spells, and perhaps
objects in general, in a similar way to Duro.

Fidelius Charm
Description: A complex charm used to hide secret information within the soul of the charm's recipient, who is
called a Secret-Keeper. The information is irretrievable unless the Secret-Keeper chooses to reveal it,
and only the aforementioned person can do so.


Description: Creates great spirits of fire which burn anything in its path, including nearly indistructable
substances such as horcruxes. This fire is nearly impossible to control.

Finite Incantatem (General Counter-Spell)

Pronunciation: fi-NEE-tay in-can-TAH-tem

Description: Terminates all spell effects in the vicinity of the caster.


Pronunciation: fluh-GRAH-tay
Description: Produces fiery marks which can be used to write.

Flipendo (Knockback Jinx)

Pronunciation: flih-PEN-doh
Description: Pushes the target, knocks out weaker enemies.

Fumos (Smokescreen Spell)

Description: Used to produce a defensive cloud of dark grey smoke.

Furnunculus (Pimple Jinx)

Pronunciation: fer-NUN-kyoo-luss
Description: Covers the target in boils (or pimples).

Geminio (Gemino Curse)

Pronunciation: jeh-MIH-nee-oh
Description: Creates an identical copy of the target

Glacius (Freezing Spell)

Pronunciation: GLAY-shuss

Description: Transforms the target into solid albeit normal ice.


Pronunciation: GLISS-ee-oh
Description: Causes the steps on a stairway to flatten into a slide.

Harmonia Nectere Passus

Pronunciation: har-MOH-nee-a NECK-teh-ray PASS-us

Description: Repairs a Vanishing Cabinet.


Description: This spell causes flowers to sprout from the victim.

Herbivicus (Herbivicus Charm)

Pronunciation: her-BIV-i-cuss

Description: Makes plants grow to full size instantaneously.

Homenum Revelio (Human-Presence-Revealing Spell)

Pronunciation: HOM-eh-num reh-VEH-lee-oh
Description: Reveals human presence in the vicinity of the caster.


Pronunciation: i-lej-i-bill-us
Description: Illegibilus is a spell that is used to render a text illegible.

Immobulus (Freezing Charm)

Pronunciation: eem-o-bue-les

Description: Renders living targets immobile.

Impedimenta (Impediment Jinx)

Pronunciation: im-ped-ih-MEN-tah

Description: This jinx is capable of tripping, freezing, binding, knocking back and generally impeding the
target's progress towards the caster. The extent to which the spell's specific action can be controlled by the
caster is unclear.

Imperio (Imperius Curse)

Pronunciation: im-PEER-ee-oh
Description: One of the three "Unforgivable Curses". Places the subject in a dream-like state, in which he or
she is utterly subject to the will of the caster. However, those who are strong willed may learn to resist it. The
use of this curse on another human results in capital punishment or life sentence in Azkaban

Impervius (Impervius Charm)

Pronunciation: im-PUR-vee-us

Description: This spell makes something repel (literally, become impervious to) substances and outside forces
including water.

Pronunciation: in-CAR-ser-us
Description: Ties someone or something up with ropes.

Incendio (Fire-Making Spell)

Pronunciation: in-SEN-dee-oh
Description: Produces fire.

Inflatus (Inflatus Jinx)

Pronunciation: in-FLAY-tus
Description: Inflates objects (living or dead).

Lacarnum Inflamarae

Pronunciation: la-CAR-num in-fla-MA-ray

Description: It sends a ball of fire from the wand


Pronunciation: LANG-lock
Description: Glues the subject's tongue to the roof of their mouth. Created by Severus Snape.

Legilimens (Legilimency Spell)

Pronunciation: Le-JIL-ih-mens

Description: Allows the caster to delve into the mind of the victim, allowing the caster to see the memories,
thoughts, and emotions of the victim.

Pronunciation: lev-ee-COR-pus
Description: The victim is dangled upside-down by their ankles, sometimes accompanied by a flash of light
(this may be a variant of the spell).


Pronunciation: LIB-er-ah-cor-pus
Description: Counteracts Levicorpus.

Locomotor (Locomotion Charm)

Pronunciation: LOH-koh-moh-tor
Description: The spell is always used with the name of a target, at which the wand is pointed (e.g. "Locomotor
Trunk!"). The spell causes the named object to rise in the air and move around at the will of the caster.

Locomotor Mortis (Leg-Locker Curse)

Pronunciation: LOH-koh-moh-tor MOR-tis
Description: Locks the legs together, preventing the victim from moving the legs in any fashion.

Lumos (Wand-Lighting Charm)

Pronunciation: LOO-mos
Description: Creates a narrow beam of light that shines from the wand's tip, like a torch.

Lumos Maxima

Pronunciation: LOO-mos Ma-cks-ima

Description: Shoots a ball of light at the place pointed, if the Wand is swung.

Lumos Solem

Pronunciation: LOO-mos SO-lem

Description: Creates a powerful ray of light as bright as the sun.

Mimblewimble (Tongue-Tying Curse)

Pronunciation: MIM-bull-WIM-bull
Description: A curse which prevents certain information from being revealed by the individual upon whom the
spell is placed. The curse manifests itself by causing the tongue to temporarily curl backwards upon itself.


Pronunciation: MO-bil-ee-AR-bus
Description: Levitates and moves an object.


Pronunciation: MO-bil-ee-COR-pus
Description: Levitates and moves bodies..

Morsmordre (Dark Mark)

Pronunciation: morz-MOR-duh, morz-MOHR-dah, morz-MOR-drah

Description: Conjures the Dark Mark, which is the sign of the Death Eaters.

Muffliato (Muffliato)

Pronunciation: muf-lee-AH-to
Description: This spell fills peoples' ears with an unidentifiable buzzing to keep them from hearing nearby

Nox (Wand-Extinguishing Charm)

Pronunciation: Nocks
Description: Turns off the light produced by Lumos.

Oculus Reparo

Description: Mends eyeglasses.

Obliviate (Memory Charm)

Pronunciation: oh-BLI-vee-ate
Description: Used to hide a memory of a particular event.


Pronunciation: ob-SK(Y)OOR-oh
Description: Causes a blindfold to appear over the victim's eyes, obstructing their view of their surroundings.

Oppugno (Oppugno Jinx)

Pronunciation: oh-PUG-noh

Description: Apparently causes animals or beings of lesser intelligence to attack.


Pronunciation: OR-biss
Description: Sucks the target into the ground


Pronunciation: or-KID-ee-us
Description: Makes a bouquet of flowers appear out of the caster's wand.


Pronunciation: pak
Description: Packs a trunk, or perhaps any luggage.

Partis Temporus

Pronunciation: PAR-tis temp-OAR-us

Description: Creates a temporary gap through protective magical barriers.


Pronunciation: pur-ICK-you-lum
Description: Creates red sparks/flares to shoot from the users wand

Petrificus Totalus (Full Body-Bind Curse)

Pronunciation: pe-TRI-fi-cus to-TAH-lus
Description: Used to temporarily bind the victim's body in a position much like that of a soldier at attention; the
victim will usually fall to the ground.

Piertotum Locomotor

Pronunciation: pee-ayr-TOH-tum (or peer-TOH-tum) loh-koh-MOH-tor

Description: Spell used to animate statues and suits of armour to do the caster's bidding.


Pronunciation: POR-tus
Description: Turns an object into a port-key

Prior Incantato

Pronunciation: pri-OR in-can-TAH-toh

Description: Causes the echo (a shadow or image) of the last spell cast by a wand to emanate from it.

Protego (Shield Charm)

Pronunciation: pro-TAY-goh, pro-te-goh

Description: The Shield Charm causes minor to moderate jinxes, curses, and hexes to rebound upon the

Protego Horribilis
Pronunciation: pro-TAY-goh horr-uh-BIHL-ihs
Description: A powerful shield charm against dark magic.

Protego Maxima

Pronunciation: pro-TAY-goh MAX-ee-Ma

Description: A powerful shield charm against dark magic. Was so powerful that it could also
disintegrate people that came too close.

Protego Totalum

Pronunciation: pro-TAY-goh prah-TEH-go toh-TAH-lum

Description: Casts a shield charm over a small area that will not let anything pass through. Except for
the Unforgivable Curses: Avada Kedavra, Imperio and Crucio .

Quietus (Quietening Charm)

Pronunciation: KWIY-uh-tus

Description: Makes a magically magnified voice return to normal. A counter to Sonorus

Reducio (Shrinking Charm)

Pronunciation: re-DOO-see-oh

Description: Makes an enlarged object smaller. Counter-charm toEngorgio.

Reducto (Reductor Curse)

Pronunciation: re-DUK-toh

Description: Breaks objects. In stronger usages, disintegrates them.

Relashio (Revulsion Jinx)

Pronunciation: Re-LASH-ee-oh
Description: A spell used to make the subject release what ever it is holding or binding.


Pronunciation: ree-nur-VAH-tay, REN-ur-vayt

Description: revives a stunned person.


Pronunciation: This information is currently unknown.

Description: Used to reverse unsuccessful transformations.

Reparo (Mending Charm)

Pronunciation: reh-PAH-roh
Description: Used to repair objects.

Repello Muggletum (Muggle-Repelling Charm)

Pronunciation: reh-PELL-loh MUG-ul-tum, MUGG-gleh-tum, mugg-GLEE-tum
Description: Keeps Muggles away from wizarding places by causing them to remember important meetings
they missed and to cause the Muggles in question to forget what they were doing.

Repello Inimicum

Pronunciation: re-PEH-lloh ee-nee-MEE-cum

Description: Disintegrates the persons entering this charm.

Rictusempra (Tickling Charm)

Pronunciation: ric-tuhs-SEM-pra
Description: Causes an extreme tickling sensation that, in the case of Draco Malfoy, made him drop to the
floor laughing.


Pronunciation: rih-dih-KYU-lus
Description: A spell used when fighting a Boggart, "Riddikulus" forces the Boggart to take the appearance of
an object the caster is focusing on. Best results can be achieved if the caster is focusing on something
humorous, with the desire that laughter will weaken the Boggart.

Salvio Hexia

Pronunciation: SAL-vee-oh HECKS-ee-ah

Description: Unknown, as it was one of several spells that were used to help strengthen Harry's camp-site,
and had no seen effects. Possibly deflects minor hexes aimed at an object (the tent)

Scourgify (Scouring Charm)

Pronunciation: SKUR-jih-fiy
Description: Used to clean something.


Pronunciation: sec-tum-SEMP-rah
Description: A dark spell that creates large, blood-oozing gashes on the subject as if said subject had been
"slashed by a sword". Invented by Severus Snape.

Serpensortia (Snake Summons Spell)

Pronunciation: ser-pen-SOR-shah, SER-pehn-SOR-tee-ah
Description: Conjures a serpent from the spell-caster's wand.

Silencio (Silencing Charm)

Pronunciation: sih-LEN-see-oh
Description: Makes something silent.


Pronunciation: SKUR-je
Description: Cleans up ectoplasm, the slime-like residue left by certain ghosts. The spell manifests as a blast
of greenish suds.

Slugulus Eructo (Slug-vomiting Charm)

Description: A jet of green light strikes the victim, who then vomits slugs for ten minutes. The sizes of the
vomited slugs decrease with time.

Sonorus (Amplifying Charm)

Pronunciation: soh-NOHR-uhs
Description: Magnifies the spell caster's voice when one's wand is pointing to the side of the caster's neck.

Specialis Revelio (Scarpin's Revelaspell)

Pronunciation: speh-see-AH-LIS reh-VEL-ee-oh
Description: Apparently causes an object to show its hidden secrets or magical properties.

Spongify (Softening Charm)

Pronunciation: spun-JIH-fy
Description: Softens the target


Pronunciation: ST-lee-us
Description: A hex that causes the victim to sneeze for a short period of time. This spell is used in duellingto
distract the opponent.

Stupefy (Stunning Spell)

Pronunciation: STOO-puh-fye
Description: Stuns victim. If used too forcefully, it will put the victim in an unconscious state.

Vomica Vox (Taboo)

Description: A jinx which may be placed upon a word or a name, so that whenever that word is spoken, a
magical disturbance is created which alerts the caster of the Taboo to the location of the speaker. Any
protective enchantments in effect around the speaker are broken when the Tabooed word is spoken aloud

Tarantallegra (Dancing Feet Spell)

Pronunciation: tuh-RAHN-tuh-LEHG-rah

Description: Makes victim's legs dance uncontrollably (recalling the tarantella dance).


Pronunciation: TUR-jee-oh
Description: Siphons liquid

Titillando (Tickling Hex)

Description: Tickles and weakens

(Unbreakable Vow)

Description: Causes a vow taken by a witch or wizard to be inviolable; if they should break it, the consequence
is death.

(Undetectable Extension Charm)

Description: Causes a container's capacity to be increased, without changing the object's appearance on the

Ventus (Ventus Jinx)

Pronunciation: ven-TUS
Description: A strong blast of wind is shot from the end of the wand, used to push objects out of the way.

Vera Verto

Pronunciation: vair-uh-VAIR-toh
Description: Turn animals to water goblets..

Vipera Evanesca

Pronunciation: VIYP-er-uh ehv-uhn-EHS-kuh

Description: Counter Spell for Serpensortia. Seems not to merely "Vanish", but causes the snake to smoulder
from head and tail until it is reduced to a pile of ashes.

Vulnera Sanentur

Pronunciation: vul-nur-ah sahn-en-tur

Description: Causes wounds and gashes to heal up and any blood to return to the victim.

Wingardium Leviosa (Levitation Charm)

Pronunciation: win-GAR-dee-um lev-ee-OH-sa

Description: Levitates and moves the target; the wand motion is described as "swish and flick".