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Cave inimicum was the incantation of a protective charm that produced a boundary that kept the caster hidden from view. Those who were on the other side of the shield were not be able to see, hear or if the spell was well cast, smell them.
|Hermione Granger||1997-1998 school year||Hermione used this charm as part of the protective enchantments used to hide the camp she shared with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, during the hunt for the Horcruxes.|
|Harry Potter||Would occasionally cast protective enchantments, including this charm, to hide the camp he shared with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley during the hunt for the Horcruxes.|
"Cave inimicum" is a Latin phrase meaning "beware of the enemy".
Behind the scenes
- Based on the etymology alone, this spell would appear to warn of approaching enemies, similar to the Caterwauling Charm or Intruder Charm. However, it instead actually keeps the caster and their surrounding area hidden from view.
- This spell may be similar to Repello Inimicum due to both spells sharing similar etymology, though Repello Inimicum is used to repel enemies instead of keeping the caster hidden from them.
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