• Areas of knowledge Divination by studying the lines on the palm of the hand. Read More
• Clothing • Glossary U.S.: Briefs, underwear, underpants. In the U.K. the term “trousers” is used to refer to the outer garments covering the legs (a term that is also used in the U.S. but is less common there). Read More
• Communication • Magical objects • Ministry of Magic These enchanted items are used for inter-departmental memos at the Ministry of Magic Headquarters, as Harry learned when he travelled there for his hearing. Owls were used for this purpose when Arthur was younger, but their droppings created a mess and so they were replaced with these (OP7). Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections Exclamation by Newt Scamander when he realized that Frank the Thunderbird had not escaped from his suitcase (WFT). Paracelus was a famous wizard and alchemist (FW). Peeves the Poltergeist once tried to drop an ugly bust of Paracelsus on unwary students at Hogwarts (OP14). Read More
• Common items Parchment, specially treated animal skin used for writing on, is frequently used in place of paper in the wizarding world. Read More
• Quidditch This move, reportedly invented by the original Parkin family who founded the Wigtown Wanderers, involves three Chasers flying from three different directions at an opposing Chaser (QA10). Read More
• Communication • Languages A speaker of Parseltongue is referred to as a Parselmouth (CS11). Read More
• Languages Parseltongue is the language of snakes; to a human who cannot speak it, it sounds like hissing without taking a breath (GF1). A speaker of Parseltongue is referred to as a Parselmouth (CS11). The ability to speak Parseltongue is extremely rare, and is something for which Salazar Slytherin… Read More
• Food and drinks A kind of hard candy; can also be used to refer to something like a cough drop. Read More
• Food and drinks A sort of pie with a crimped, thick short pastry crust, full of chopped and seasoned meat and potatoes. (Rhymes with nasty). Read More