Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Anapneo

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Anapneo
Type Spell
Features Clears airway
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Overview[edit]

Anapneo is a spell that is used to clear a blocked airway.

Extended description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Professor Slughorn cast this spell on Marcus Belby when the latter began to choke after swallowing too fast.

Analysis[edit]

The incantation for this spell is based on the Greek πνοη (breath), which is also seen in a number of words in English starting with "pneu-"; the prefixed α may mean "no" with the αν in front of that negating the negative, to change this to mean "restore stopped breath".

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.