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"feather-light"

Incantation: unknown

Effect: Spell that makes the target object weigh practically nothing.

References:

The spell Harry was considering for this was not named.


Ferula

Incantation

(feh-ROO-lah)

"ferule" alt. spelling of "ferrule" Eng. wooden handle for strength or protection, from "ferula" L. fennel plant

Effect: Spell that conjures a wooden rod

References:


Fidelius Charm

Incantation: uncertain, possibly Fidelius (fih-DAY-lee-us)

"An immensely complex spell involving the magical concealment of a secret inside a single, living soul. The information is hidden inside the chosen person, or Secret-Keeper, and is henceforth impossible to find -- unless, of course, the Secret-Keeper chooses to divulge it" (PA10).

References:

Etymology: "fidelis" L. trusty, faithful


Fiendfyre

Incantation: unknown

magical effect

Effect: Creates a cursed fire, made up of flames of abnormal size and heat that can crumble fairly substantial objects to soot at a mere touch. Left burning long enough, the fire will take the shapes of gigantic fiery beasts (including serpents, chimaeras, dragons, and birds of prey) which will pursue any target humans.

References:

Etymology: "fiend" + "fyre", from Old English "fyr", fire


"finger-removing jinx"

Incantation: unknown

Effect: Removes the target person's fingers.

References:


Finite

incantation

(fi-NEE-tay)

"finio" L. settle, end, die, cease

Stops a currently operating spell effect.

This spell might be a shorthand way of casting the General Counter-Spell (Finite Incantatem).


Finite Incantatem

incantation

See General Counter Spell


fire magic

References:

Anti-fire magic:

Miscellaneous magic fires and fire effects:

Other references:


Fire-Making Spell

"Incendio" (in-SEN-dee-oh)

"incendo" L. to set fire to

Source: The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 (Pm)

A spell to create fire.

References:


"fire whip"

Incantation: non-verbal

Effect: creates a powerful whip or lasso of fire

Dumbledore used a nonverbal spell during his duel with Voldemort in the Atrium that created a fiery rope emanating from the tip of his wand (OP36). A year later, Dumbledore used a nonverbal spell to create a ring of fire emanating from his wand like a vast lasso. It acted as a barrier against Inferi (HBP26). A year after that, McGonagall non-verbally caused a torch to fly out of its bracket, creating a ring of fire that filled the corridor and flew like a lasso at her target (DH30). Judging from the effects, these instances appear to be the same unnamed fire spell.


"fire talking"

Incantation: initiated with Floo Powder

Effect: communication between fires

Using Floo Powder in a fire connected to the Floo Network, a person can communicate with another over distance. The head of the person making contact appears in the midst of the flames and they can hold a conversation and even interact physically with the person they are connecting to.

References:


Fixing Charm

no words given

Spell that magically fastens one thing to another.

See also PERMANENT STICKING CHARM.


Flagrante Curse

(flah-GRAN-tay)

"flagro" L. blaze, burn

no words given

Causes the target object to burn anyone who touches it.

c.f. FLAGRATE.


Flagrate

incantation

(flah-GRAH-tay)

"flagro" L. blaze, burn

Creates a burning, fiery line in the air which can be "drawn" with the wand into specific shapes. The shape lingers for some time.


Flame-Freezing Charm

no words given

Changes the properties of fire so that its heat feels like a warm breeze.


flashing paint charm

no incantation given

This "tricky little charm" makes the paint on a banner flash different colors.

See COLOR CHANGE, POSTERS.


flying magic

no incantation given

While "[n]o spell yet devised enables wizards to fly unaided in human form" (QA1), various spells create flying effects.

The films show Quirrell (PS/f) and Death Eaters (OP/f, HBP/f, etc.) flying through the air. This effect, while effective visually, is definitely not canon.


"fountain of wine"

no incantation given

A spell which produces a fountain of wine from the end of the caster's wand.

See CONJURING SPELLS, particularly AGUAMENTI


Four-Point Spell

See POINT ME.


Freezing Charm

See FLAME FREEZING CHARM, PESKIPIKSI PESTERNOMI.


Full Body-Bind

"Petrificus Totalus" (pe-TRI-fi-cus to-TAH-lus)

"petrificare" L. to make into stone + "totalis" L. entire

Source: Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian (Pm)

Turns the entire body of the victim rigid.

This spell appears with some variations to the name: "Full Body Bind", "Body-Bind Curse", or "full" (UK) / "Full" (US) Body-Bind Curse"


fur spell

no incantation given

A spell that causes a person to grow fur.


Furnunculus

incantation

See Pimple Jinx


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