Partis Temporus was the incantation of a charm that temporarily parted the target, creating a gap wherever the caster pointed their wand. This spell was effective in producing a magical partition in a Firestorm.
"Partis" most likely comes from the Latin term "partio", meaning "to divide". "Temporus" may come from the Latin "temporarius", meaning "temporary". Altogether, the spell translates as "to temporarily divide or part".
Behind the scenes
- In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), when the horde of Inferi at The Cave attack Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter during the Second skirmish at the Cave, Dumbledore produces a Firestorm to drive them off, and then uses "Partis Temporus" to create a channel in the wild, encircling flames wide enough to allow himself and Harry to escape in their boat. This directly contradicts the novel, however, in which Dumbledore makes the ring of flames accompany them to the boat letting the trapped Inferi sip back into the lake.
- In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Hermione Granger possibly uses this spell in the film to create an opening in the Fiendfyre during the Skirmish at the Room of Requirement.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (First appearance) (Non-canonical appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (Non-canonical appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Possible appearance)