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Encyclopedia of Spells

Dark Mark

See MORSMORDRE and PROTEAN CHARM.


defensive charge

no incantation needed; automatic response

A charge like that of electricity runs through the body of a wizard with this automatic defensive spell.


Defensive Charm

incantation unknown

Aside from the fact that it is a spell to defend the caster, little is known about the actual effects produced by this spell.


Deletrius (deh-LEE-tree-us)

spell name unknown

"deleterius" L. destroy, eradicate

Erases the ghost images of spells revealed by Priori Incantato. Possibly can be used to remove other spell effects as well.


Defodio (deh-FO-dee-oh)

"Gouging Spell"

"defodio" L. dig down, hollow out

Digs through or hollows out the target.


Densaugeo Densaugeo (den-sah-OO-gi-oh)

"dens" L. tooth + "augeo" L. grow

Causes the victim's teeth to enlarge grotesquely.



Deprimo (de-PREE-moh)

spell name unknown

Etymology uncertain, but perhaps related to "primer", Eng. something used to ignite an explosive charge

Blasts a hole through the target object.


Descendo (deh-SEN-doe)

"descendo" L. descend, come down

Causes something to descend or lower itself.


Diffindo (dih-FIN-doe)

See "Severing Charm"


Disapparate (dis-AP-a-rate)

incantation unknown

"dis-" opposite of, from L. "apart" + "appareo" L. to appear

Apparition (see), as seen from the place a wizard is leaving.


Disarming Charm

See EXPELLIARMUS.


Disillusionment Charm

incantation unknown

"disillusion" Eng. to lose faith

A charm which hides the true, magical nature of something.


Dissendium (dis-EN-dee-um)

spell name unknown

uncertain: "dissocio" L. to sever or divide? Possibly similar in sound to "descend."

Comments from Amanda in email:
"Dissocio" in its verb form means "to part" or "to separate". The word "en" can mean both "here!" and "look!"  Dium, of course, refers to the sun and normally translates as "day" or "today" but I have seen it used as a command to mean "now." So together dissendium could mean "part/separate here, now!"

Opens the secret door in the statue of the hump-backed witch.


door-opening spell

no incantation used

Sends a jet of sparks out of the wand, opening the target door.


Drought Charm

incantation unknown

Dries up water.


Duro (DUR-oh)

See Hardening Charm

"duro" L. to harden, solidify

Turns the target object to stone.


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