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"Mr Weasley took Harry's glasses, gave them a tap of his wand and returned them, good as new."
— Arthur Weasley repairing Harry Potter's spectacles[src]

Oculus Reparo[1][2] was the incantation of a charm that repaired broken eyeglasses. It was a variant of the Mending Charm.

History

Arthur Weasley used this spell in Diagon Alley in 1992 to repair Harry Potter's spectacles after Harry broke them when tumbling out of the Floo Network connected to the fireplace in Borgin and Burkes respectively.[3]

Percy Weasley used this spell or a similar one on his own glasses during the final of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[4]

Known practitioners

Etymology

The word reparo is the first person singular form of the first conjugation verb (-are) reparare, meaning "to renew" or "to revive" in Latin. The word oculus is the nominative singular form of the word meaning "eye". Thus, the spell Oculus Reparo roughly means "I renew the eye". Unfortunately, from a grammatical point of view, this statement is incorrect, because although it follows the common SOV word order, the word oculus is in the nominative singular case, when it should be accusative singular, as it is the object of the sentence.

Behind the scenes

Hermione Granger repairing Harry Potter's glasses in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) - Chapter 10 (Ron and Hermione)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - Chapter 5 (To Diagon Alley)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
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