Partis Temporus is the incantation of a charm that temporarily parts the target, creating a gap wherever the caster points their wand. This spell is 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". All together, the spell translates as "to temporarily divide or part".
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when the horde of Inferi at The Cave attacks Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter, 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 may have used this spell to create a gap in the Fiendfyre conjured by Gregory Goyle while flying on broomsticks so that they could escape the Room of Hidden Things.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (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)