Spells in Death’s Dominion
Abscidere: from Latin; hew, separate, remove, destroy. Effect: splits or breaks apart the object of the spell (Snape uses it on the tomb).
Adsumo spiritus tuus: from Latin; adsumo, take, receive; spiritus, breath, life, soul; tuus, your. Effect: tethers the lifeforce of one person to that of the caster.
Animarecordis: from Latin; animare, animate, revive, bring life; cordis, heart. Effect: restarts heart.
Arrestocordis: from Latin; cordis, heart. Effect: stops the heart.
Conruptus: from Latin; rotten, infected, damaged, etc. Effect: causes gangrene-like damage, loss of tissue. Spell must be aimed, and it affects the body part that it directly hits.
Decapito: from medieval Latin; decapitate. Effect: rather obviously, it cuts off someone’s head.
Dolo: from Latin; cudgel, batter. Effect: Hard blow. Not as powerful as Massuelius.
Exentero: from Latin; disembowel. Effect: it eviscerates someone, disemboweling them.
Frangere: from Latin; break, shatter, crush, fracture. Effect: breaks bones into small shards; the extent of the effect is determined by the strength with which it is cast. Spell must be aimed at and hit the specific body part.
Parlakkalkan: from Turkish; parlak, bright; kalkan, shield. Effect: creates a strong shield that stops curses and other spells in a burst of coloured light; colours varying according to the spell being stopped.
Percido: from Latin; punch hard. Effect: like punching someone . . . hard.
Praecordiarigescere: from Latin; praecordia = diaphragm; rigescere = stiffen, grow rigid. Effect: paralyzes the diaphragm, inhibiting breathing.
Prospirator: from Latin; pro- = for, on behalf of, forward, in front of, continue, etc.; spiro = life, breath, etc. The person who casts Prospirote is the Prospirator, which is also the name of the spell.
Prospirote: from Latin (see above entry); te = you. Effect: causes the person upon whom the spell is cast to be breathed for by the person who casts the spell; sort of a wizarding substitute for the mechanical ventilator. Useful if the diaphragm muscles are not working for some reason.
Protego connex: from Latin, connectere; join, connect. Effect: combines two or more Protegos; difficult to cast.
Massuelius: from Latin; mace, club, etc. Effect: injuries as if from a very hard blow, ranging from bruising to severe internal injuries and broken bones, depending on the force with which it is cast. Spell must be aimed, and it affects the body part that it directly hits.
Mosgail: from Gaelic; awaken. Effect: wakes someone from a deep sleep; also the counter-spell to Suain.
Repello cantamen: from Latin; cantamen, incantation, spell; Effect: repels the specific spell cast.
Suain: from Gaelic (Scots); sleep. Effect: puts a person in a deep, undisturbable sleep for a number of hours unless awoken first by the counter-spell.
Te adopto et nomino: from Latin; te, you; adopto, (I) adopt; nomino, (I) name. Effect: truncated magical adoption; adopts an adult into a family and renames them.
Terraquatere: from Latin; terra, earth; quatere, shake. Effect: causes ground to heave, can create a crack in the earth.
Timere magia: from Latin; timere, dread, fear; magia, magic. Effect: causes great fear of anything magic. Curse name: Timor magicus.
Tua anima spiro: from Latin; tua, your; anima, soul, spirit, breath, vital principle; spiro, (I) breathe; Effect: returns or releases the life force of another, reversing Adsumo spiritus tuus.
Vivere: from Latin; live. Effect: used in conjunction with Animarecordis following Arrestocordis to resuscitate someone.