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Langlock (LANG-lok)

incantation

"lang" Eng. language (which derives from L. lingua tongue, language) + "lock" Eng. to fasten

Source: The Half-Blood Prince

A jinx that glues the target's tongue to the roof of his or her mouth.


leek jinx

no incantation given

Results in leeks growing out of the target's ears.

See CONJURING SPELLS.


Legilimens (le-JIL-i-menz)

incantation

"legens" L. reader + "mens" L. mind

See Legilimency.


Leg-Locker Curse

Locomotor Mortis (lo-co-MO-tor MOR-tis)

"loco" L. from a place + "motionem" L. motion + "mortis" L. death

Source: Curses and Counter-Curses

Locks together the legs of the victim, making him or her unable to walk.

See also PETRIFICUS TOTALUS


Levicorpus (leh-vi-COR-pus)

incantation

"levo" L. to lift up, raise + "corpus" L. body

Source: The Half-Blood Prince

Dangles the target person upside-down by the ankle in mid-air.


Levitation Charm

Wingardium Leviosa (win-GAR-dee-um lev-ee-OH-sa)

"wing" + "arduus" L. high, steep + "levo" L. to raise up, levitate

Source: The Book of Spells; The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1

A basic charm that allows the target to float above the ground.

c.f. CANDLE MAGIC; also LANTERN, FLOATING;SNOWBALL, BEWITCHED; LEVICORPUS.


Liberacorpus (lee-ber-ah-COR-pus)

incantation

"liber" L. free + "corpus" L. body

Source: The Half-Blood Prince

Counter-jinx to Levicorpus


library book spells

no incantation given

Madam Pince puts a variety of spells and curses on the books in the Hogwarts library to make sure that kids don't damage them. (At least, not twice...)

c.f. THIEF'S CURSE.


light spell

no incantation used

Appearing with a soft, crackling sound, this spell creates a handful of shimmering light.

See also LUMOS, BLUEBELL FLAMES.


Locking Spell

Colloportus (co-lo-POR-tus)

"colligo" L. to bind together + "portus" L. door

Source: The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1

Seals a door, making an odd squelching noise.


Locomotor... (lo-co-MO-tor)

incantation

"loco" L. from a place + "motionem" L. motion

Moves an object. Typically, the spell word "Locomotor" is followed by a target word, which is the object to be moved.


Locomotor Mortis

incantation

See Leg-Locker Curse


Lumos

incantation

See Wand-Lighting Charm


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