Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Anapneo
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince|
Overview[edit | edit source]
Anapneo is a spell that is used to clear a blocked airway.
Extended description[edit | edit source]
Professor Slughorn cast this spell on Marcus Belby when the latter began to choke after swallowing too fast.
Analysis[edit | edit source]
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".
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