"...he swallowed too fast, turned purple and began to choke. "Anapneo," said Slughorn calmly, pointing his wand at Belby, whose airway seemed to clear at once."
—Use of the spell on a choking Marcus Belby[src]

Anapneo was the incantation of a healing spell that cleared the target's airway by vanishing whatever the target was choking on.[1]


On 1 September 1996, Horace Slughorn used this spell on Marcus Belby after he began to choke on a bite of pheasant when he tried to answer a question too fast.[1]


The Greek word anapneo (αναπνέω) which means "I breathe".


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 7 (The Slug Club)
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