"Somewhere above him, Hermione whispered, “Mobiliarbus!”. The Christmas tree beside their table rose a few inches off the ground, drifted sideways and landed with a soft thump right in front of their table, hiding them from view."
— Usage of this spell in the Three Broomsticks[src]

Mobiliarbus[1] was the incantation of a charm that enabled a witch or wizard to levitate a wooden target a few inches off of the ground and then move said object in any given direction.[1] It worked on trees[1] and wands.[2]

Known uses

On 18 December 1993, Hermione Granger used this spell to move a Christmas tree in The Three Broomsticks to hide Harry Potter, because Minerva McGonagall didn't know that Harry sneaked into Hogsmeade.[1]


The Latin terms mobilis, meaning "movable", and arbor, meaning "tree".[3]

See also


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 10 (The Marauder's Map)
  2. 2.0 2.1 warnerbrothers.co.uk - Wand Shop
  3. See this translation on Google Translate.
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