Web Guyana Times                                        

Harry Potter Glossary

http://infohost.nmt.edu/~armiller/potter/potter.htm

The Characters Including Ghosts, Elves, and Goblins

  • Amycus, a lumpy Death Eater (Y6P598)
  • Bagman, Ludo (Ludovic), Head of Magical Games and Sport, Quidditch player for England (Y4P61)
  • Bane, a Centaur (Y1P252)
  • Binns, Cuthbert, History of Magic Professor is a ghost and bores his students (Y1P133)
  • Black, Sirius (Padfoot), the prisoner of Azkaban, transforms into a black dog
  • Bloody Baron, Slytherin ghost, covered in silver bloodstains, only one who can control Peeves (Y1P129)
  • Bones, Amelia, head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (Y5P123)
  • Bryce, Frank, Riddle House gardener and caretaker (Y4P2)
  • Chang, Cho, pretty Ravenclaw student Harry likes, Quidditch Seeker
  • Crabbe, Vincent, one of Malfoy's large, slow-witted, thuggish cronies
  • Crouch, Barty (Bartemius), Head of Department of International Magical Cooperation, speaks over 200 languages (Y4P89)
  • Crouch, Barty Jr., a Death Eater put in Azkaban by father, but escaped
  • Delacour, Fleur, beautiful, silver-haired part Veela with large, deep blue eyes, Beauxbatons Academy Triwizard champion (Y4P269)
  • Diggory, Cedric, Quidditch captain and seeker for Hufflepuff, Hogwarts Triwizard champion (Y4P270)
  • Dobby (DAH-bee), Malfoy's house elf, large, bat-like ears, bulging green tennis-balled-shaped eyes, pencil-shaped nose (Y2P12)
  • Dumbledore, Aberforth, Brother of Albus, barman at Hog's Head in Hogsmeade (Y4P454)
  • Dumbledore, Albus, Headmaster of Hogwarts, wise and kind, has a long silver beard, a long crooked nose, half-moon spectacles (Y4P21)
  • Dursley, Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley, Harry's uncle, aunt, cousin
  • Figg, Mrs. Arabella, took care of Harry for Dudleys, likes cats (Y1P22, Y4P80)
  • Filch, Argus, caretaker, a Squib (Y1P132)
  • Finnigan, Seamus (SHAY-mus), rooms with Harry
  • Firenze, a Centaur who taught Divination (Y5P598)
  • Flamel, Nicolas, made Sorcerers Stone (Y1P215)
  • Fletcher, Mundungus (Dung), guaring Harry at Privet Drive (Y5P20)
  • Flitwick, Filius, tiny professor of charms, stands on books to see over desk (Y1P133)
  • Friends at Hogwarts: Potter, Black, Pettigrew, and Lupin were classmates (Y3P354)
  • Fudge, Cornelius, Minister of Magic, likes Harry, friends with Dumbledore
  • Gaunt, Merope, a witch and Voldemort's mother (Y9P212)
  • Gaunt, Marvolo, Voldemort's grandfather (Y9P212)
  • Goyle, Gregory, one of Malfoy's large, slow-witted, thuggish cronies
  • Granger, Hermione (her-MY-on-nee), Harry's best friend and one of the smartest students, bushy brown hair (Y4P54)
  • Grawp, A giant, Hargrid's half brother (Y5P691)
  • Greyback, Fenrir, savage werewolf (Y6P334)
  • Grindelwald, Gellert, Dark wizard expelled from Durmstrang, defeated by Dumbledore, a onetime friend (Y1P103, Y7P20)
  • Griphook, goblin at Gringotts Bank (Y1P73)
  • Grubbly-Plank, Professor Wilhelmina, temporary Care of Magical Creatures teacher (Y4P435)
  • Hagrid, Rubeus (roo-BAY-us), kind, giant groundskeeper
  • Hooch, Madam, Quidditch instructor
  • Jorkins, Bertha, Ministry of Magic's witch (Y4P89), disapeared in Albania (Y4P333)
  • Karkaroff, Professor Igor, Headmaster of Durmstrang Institute (Y4P247)
  • Kreacher, elf at Black's house (Y5P76)
  • Krum, Viktor, Bulgarian Triwizard champion from Durmstrang, duck-footed and round-shouldered Seeker (Y4P115)
  • Lestrange, Bellatrix (Black), Death Eater, cousin of Sirius, wife of Lucius Malfoy (Y5P113)
  • Lockhart, Gilderoy, vain author and inept professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts (Y2P97)
  • Longbottom, Frank and wife, Neville's parents, were Aurors tortured and made insane by Death Eaters, now at St. Mungo's Hospital (Y4P602)
  • Longbottom, Neville (NEV-ill), clumsy and forgetful, rooms with Harry, raised by grandmother (Y1P144)
  • Lovegood, Luna, has enormous, protuberant, slightly mad eyes (Y5P185, P568)
  • Lovegood, Xenophilius, Luna's father, publishes The Quibbler (Y7P139)
  • Lupin, Prof Remus (Mooney), kind and clever, see Friends at Hogwarts (P3P74, P354)
  • Malfoy, Draco, a bully in Harry's classes, pale with a pointed face and white-blond hair (Y4P100)
  • Malfoy, Lucius, Draco's father and one-time Hogwarts governor
  • Maxime, Madame Olympe, giant headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, handsome, olive-skinned face, large, black eyes (Y4P243)
  • McGonagall, Prof Minerva, Deputy headmistress and head of Gryffindor House, an Animagus, a cat (Y1P9)
  • Mimsy-Porpington, Sir Nicholas is Nearly-Headless Nick
  • Moaning Myrtle, a ghost and former student who haunts girl's toilet and likes Harry (Y2P132)
  • Moody, Mad-Eye Alastor, an Auror, with electric-blue swiveling eye that can see through solids, clawed wooden foot (Y4P184)
  • Nearly-Headless Nick, Gryffindor resident ghost, is Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (Y1P132)
  • Patil, Padma, Ravenclaw student Ron took to the Yule Ball, twin sister of Parvati (Y4P412)
  • Patil, Parvati, pretty Gryffindor student Harry took to the Yule Ball (Y4P401)
  • Peeves, a poltergeist that likes to play tricks (Y1P129)
  • Pettigrew, Peter (Wormtail), an Animagus (Y3P348)
  • Peverell, Ignotus, Harry's ancestor from whom he got the Cloak of Invisibility (Y7P714)
  • Pince, Madame, the librarian (Y2P163)
  • Pomfrey, Madam Poppy, the school nurse
  • Potter, Harry, famous Hogwarts student with black hair, green eyes, and a lightening bolt scar on his forehead
  • Potter, James (Prongs), Harry's father, see Friends at Hogwarts (Y3P412)
  • Potter, Lily, n�e Evans, Harry's mother, Petunia Dursley's sister (Y5P647)
  • Prince, Eileen, Snape's mother (Y6P637)
  • Quirrell, Professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts, wears turban (Y1P288) 
  • Riddle, Tom, father of Tom Marvolo (Y4P646)
  • Riddle, Tom Marvolo, former Hogwarts student (Y2P314)
  • Roommates, Harry, Ron, Seamus, Dean, and Neville share a room in Gryffindor house (Y4P408)
  • Rosmerta, Madam, publican of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade (Y3P200)
  • Scrimgeour, Rufus, Minister of Magic (Y6P16)
  • Shacklebolt, Kingsley, an Auror who works at the Ministry of Magic (Y5P49)
  • Skeeter, Rita, unethical, nosy Daily Prophet reporter, an Animagus (Y4P303)
  • Slughorn, Horace, (Y6P57)
  • Snape, Severus (sev-EAR-us), strict potions professor and head of Slytherin House
  • Sprout, Pomona, Professor of Herbology, head of Hufflepuff House, dumpy little witch (Y1P133)
  • Thomas, Dean, rooms with Harry
  • Tonks, Nymphadora, prefers to be known by her surname only, a Metamorphmagus (Y5P49)
  • Trelawney, Sybill, eccentric divination professor (fortune teller) (Y4P199)
  • Umbridge, Dolores Jane, not much taller standing than sitting, says 'Hem, hem' a lot, Senior Undersecretary to the Minister, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher (Y5P139)
  • Voldemort, Lord (VOLE-de-more), You-Know-Who, powerful, evil wizard
  • Weasley, Arthur, Ministry of Magic, fascinated by muggle objects (Y2P30)
  • Weasley children, Bill, Charley, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny are all redheads
  • Weasley, Fred and George, funny, clever, mischievous twins, want to open a joke shop someday
  • Weasley, Ginny, youngest in family, likes Harry
  • Weasley, Molly, Ron's mother, short, plump, very kind face, treats Harry like a son (Y2P30)
  • Weasley, Ron, Harry's roommate and best friend, flaming red hair and freckles
  • Winky, Barty Crouch's house-elf (Y4P98)
  • Wood, Oliver, Gryffindor Quidditch captain
  • Yaxley, a Death Eater (Y7P1)

 

General Kinds of People, Including Gnomes, Trolls, and Veela

  • Animagus (an-i-MAGE-us) can transform into an animal (McGonagall, Black, and Pettigrew)
  • Auror (oh-ROAR) brings the Death Eaters to Azkaban
  • Beater, Quidditch player protects team from Bludgers, tries to knock them into opponents
  • Boggart, takes shape of whatever we most fear, repelled by laughter (Y3P133)
  • Centaurs Ronan, Bane, Firenze are star gazers
  • Chaser, Quidditch player scores 10 points by throwing Quaffle through hoops
  • Death Eater, supporter of Lord Voldemort (Y4P142)
  • Dementor, dark, hooded figure that feeds on human souls, guards Azkaban (Y3P187)
  • Ghost, dead person who can see, hear, talk, cry, walk through walls, and move things
  • Gnome, small, leathery looking, with a large knobby, bald head, eats roots of plants and makes little heaps of earth (Y2P36)
  • Inferi, (singular: Inferius), a reanimated corpse controlled by a Dark wizard (Y6P62)
  • Keeper, Quidditch player guards the hoops
  • Merman, Mermaid, part person, part fish, grayish skin, long, wild, dark green hair, yellow eyes, broken teeth, silver tail, carries spear, lives in lake by Hogwarts (Y4P497)
  • Metamorphmagus, can change appearance at will (Y5P52)
  • Mudblood, insulting name for wizard born of Muggle parents
  • Muggle, non-magical person
  • Seeker, Quidditch player tries to catch Snitch for 150 points
  • Squib, non-magical person from a wizard family (Y2P145)
  • Troll, viscous, stupid creature, 12 feet tall, with small bald head (Y1P174)
  • Veela, beautiful Slavic nymphs, moon-bright skin, white-gold hair, bewitch men who hear them (Y4P103)
  •  

 Animals

  • Aragog, giant spider in Forbidden Forest raised by Hagrid (Y2P276)
  • Blast-Ended Skrewt, looks like a cross between a giant scorpion and elongated crab, has a sting, a blasting end and a sucker. (Y4P294)
  • Basilisk, large, poisonous serpent with a deadly stare, born from a chicken's egg, hatched beneath a toad, subdued by crowing rooster (Y2P290)
  • Buckbeak, Hagrid's pet Hippogriff (Y3P115)
  • Crookshanks, Hermione's large ginger cat who can sense evil (Y3P60)
  • Errol, Weasley family owl, old and weak (Y2P30)
  • Fang, Hagrid's black boarhound
  • Fawkes, Dumbledore's swan-size, scarlet-and-gold phoenix has pearly healing tears (Y2P206, P315, Y4P698)
  • Fluffy, Hagrid's vicious, three-headed dog, soothed by music (Y1P160)
  • Grim, death omen, very big, with wide, gleaming eyes (Y1P33)
  • Grindylow, green water demon with sharp little horns, pointed fangs (Y3P153, Y4P495)
  • Hedwig, Harry's snowy owl, gift from Hagrid (Y1P81)
  • Hippogriff, large creature, half bird, half horse, bow before approaching (Y3P114)
  • Mrs. Norris, Filch's skeletal, gray cat (Y1P132)
  • Nagini, large snake provides venom to sustain Voldemort (Y4P7)
  • Niffler, fluffy and black with long snout, digs in earth for treasure (Y4P542)
  • Pigwidgeon (Pig), Ron's owl (Y4P56)
  • Scabbers, Ron's rat (Y3P58)
  • Thestral, great, black, winged horses with a dragonish face, neck, and skeletal body. They pull the carriages taking students from the train to Hogwarts castle (Y5P198)
  • Unicorn, beautiful, magical creature, horn and tail hair used in Potions, silver blood can sustain life at terrible price (Y1P250, 258, Y4P484)

 Other

  • Apparate, transport from one place to another (Y4P66)
  • Avada Kedavra, unforgivable killing curse, sounds like Abra Kadabra (Y4P215)
  • Azkaban, island prison guarded by Dementors (Y3P188)
  • Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, France (Y4P123)
  • Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans include toast, coconut, strawberry, curry, grass, coffee, sardine, liver, and earwax (Y1P103)
  • Bezoar, a stone from a goat's stomach which counters most poisons (Y6P377)
  • Bludger, jet-black Quidditch ball that tries to knock players off their brooms, Beaters give protection
  • Boggart, shape-shifter that appears in the form of what you are imagining
  • The Burrow, Weasley family home, many rooms, large garden, village of Ottery St. Catchpole (Y2P32, Y3P70)
  • Butterbeer, a tasty, foaming, hot drink served in Hogsmeade (Y3P158), also in bottles
  • Chamber of Secrets, Salazar Slytherin's sealed room to be opened by his true heir (Y2P150)
  • Chocolate Frogs, include cards of famous witches and wizards (Y1P102)
  • Common Room, a safe, comfortable, circular room for meeting and study, one for each house (Y1P130)
  • Cruciatus, unforgivable curse causes intense pain (Y4P214)
  • Daily Prophet, wizard newspaper
  • Dark Mark, skull and serpent symbol burned into Death Eaters by Voldemort, appears in the sky to summon them (Y4P129)
  • The Deathly Hallows, three objects which if united conquer death: the Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone, and Invisibility Cloak. (Y7P429)
  • Dervish and Banges, equipment and instrument shop in Hogsmeade (Y3P76)
  • Diagon Alley, a cobbled street with wizard shops and pubs, enter through Leaky Cauldron (Y1P71)
  • Durmstrang Institute of Sorcery, wizard academy in Europe (Y4P165)
  • Eeylops Owl Emporium, in Diagon Alley (Y1P81)
  • Effing, a polite way of using the F-word (Y5P32, Y7P222)
  • Fat Lady, portrait guards the entrance to Gryffindor Tower, wants password (Y1P129)
  • Felix Felicis, a potion that makes you lucky.(Y6P187)
  • Firebolt, Harry's second broomstick (Y3P51, P223)
  • Floo (flue) powder used for flying through fireplaces (Y2P47)
  • Florean Fortescues Ice Cream Parlor in Diagon Alley (Y3P50)
  • Flourish and Blotts, a bookshop in Diagon Alley (Y1P80)
  • Forbidden Forest, deep, dark forest that surrounds Hogwarts, full of dangerous beasts (Y1P127)
  • Galleon, gold coin, equals 17 sickles (Y1P75)
  • Gillyweed when eaten grows webbed hands and feet and gills that allow breathing under water, looks like slimy, grayish-green rat tails (Y4P493)
  • Gobbledegook, language spoken by Goblins (Y4P89, Y7P296)
  • Godric's Hollow, location of James Potter's family home, and also Godric Gryffindor. Harry's parents were killed there (Y1P12)
  • Great Hall, gathering place for meals and festivities, bewitched ceiling shows sky outside
  • Grimmauld Place, Number twelve, London home of the Black family given to Harry by Sirius (Y5P59)
  • Gringotts, wizard bank in Diagon Alley, run by goblins (Y1P72)
  • Gryffindor (GRIFF-in-der) House, flag is gold lion on red field, brave hearts live here including Harry
  • Hogs Head, pub in Hogsmeade (Y5P330)
  • Hogsmeade, magical village near Hogwarts (Y1P15)
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for students 11 to 17, huge, rambling, scary-looking castle, with towers and battlements
  • Hogwarts History (Y4P176)
  • Hogwarts Express, scarlet steam engine leaves from platform 9-3/4 at King's Cross Station, London (Y1P92)
  • Honeydukes, Hogsmeade candy store (Y3P77, P197)
  • Horcrux, a receptacle in which a person has hidden a part of his soul. (Y6P497)
  • Houses are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin
  • Howler, loud, scolding message brought by owl (Y2P87)
  • Hufflepuff House, flag is black badger on yellow field, hard workers, patient and loyal live here
  • Imperius, unforgivable curse gives total control of another (Y3P33)
  • Knight Bus, magical emergency transportation, just stick out your wand hand (Y3P33)
  • Knut (NUT), bronze coin, 29 to a sickle (Y1P62)
  • Leaky Cauldron, pub and boarding house and entrance to Diagon Alley (Y3P41)
  • Leprechaun Gold vanishes in a few hours (Y4P544)
  • Madam Malkins, in Diagon Alley has Hogwarts uniforms (Y1P76)
  • Magical Menagerie, pet shop in Diagon Alley (Y1P58)
  • Marauder's Map shows secret passageways at Hogwarts and identifies everyone (Y3P192, P351)
  • Mimbulus mimbletonia, a small grey cactus, a remedy for shyness, anxiety, and forgetfulness, sprays Stinksap when poked (Y5P186)
  • Mirror of Erised (AIR-e-sed) shows heart's desire (Erised = desire spelled backward, as a reflection) (Y1P207)
  • Money, bronze knutes, silver sickels, gold galleons
  • Monster Book of Monsters, bites and scuttles away, stroke the spine to tame it (Y3P112)
  • N.E.W.T., Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test, for highest Hogwarts qualification (Y3P314)
  • Nimbus 2000, Harry's first broomstick (Y1P164)
  • Ollivanders, wand shop in Diagon Alley since 382 BC (Y1P82)
  • Omnioculars, binoculars featuring instant replay and slow-motion (Y4P93)
  • Order of the Phoenix, a secret society Dumbledore founded with about 20 members (Y5P67)
  • O.W.L., Ordinary Wizarding Levels examinations at yearend (Y2P46)
  • Owlery, cold, drafty, circular stone room, top of West Tower has hundreds of owls (Y4P229)
  • Parseltongue, how a Parselmouth talks to snakes (Y2P195)
  • Patronus conjured with incantation "expecto patronum" can provide protection from Dementors (Y3P237)
  • Pensieve, a stone basin that holds memories that can be explored by someone in a third person viewpoint (Y4P583)
  • Polyjuice Potion, transforms you into someone else (Y2P159)
  • Portkey, ordinary object used for traveling, you just need to touch it (Y4P70)
  • Quaffle, bright-red, soccer-size Quidditch ball, Chasers throw through hoops to score 10 points (Y1P167)
  • Quibbler, alternate newspaper edited by Luna Lovegood's father (Y5P193)
  • Quidditch, broomstick soccer; seven players on each team: three Chasers, two Beaters, a Keeper, a Seeker; four balls: a Quaffle, two Bludgers, a Snitch; and six tall goal posts (Y1P167, Y3P143)
  • Ravenclaw House, flag is bronze eagle on blue field, house of witty and eager learners
  • Remembrall, marble-sized glass ball glows scarlet if you forget something (Y1P145)
  • Riddle House, in Little Hangleton, 200 miles from Hogwarts, where Tom Marvolo's father and grandparents lived (Y4P15)
  • Room of Requirement, is a room that a person can only enter when they have real need of it. (Y5P386, Y6P452)
  • Shrieking Shack, Hogsmeade haunted house (Y3P279)
  • Sickle, silver coin, equals 29 knutes (Y1P75)
  • Skele-Gro, drink for regrowing bones (Y2P174)
  • Slytherin House, flag is silver serpent on green field, cunning and sly students live here
  • Sneakoscope lights up and spins if an untrustworthy person is near (Y3P10)
  • Snitch, fast, gold, walnut-sized, silver-winged Quidditch ball, worth 150 points, game ends when caught by Seeker
  • Snogging, cuddle and kiss (British informal). (Y6P287)
  • Sorting Hat, patched, frayed, and dirty, assigns new students to the four houses with a song (Y1P117)
  • Splinching, the separation of random body parts when the mind is insufficiently determined during Apparition. (Y6P385)
  • Three Broomsticks, Hogsmeade pub (Y3P200)
  • Timeturner necklace for going back in time (Y3P395)
  • Unforgivable Curses, Avada Kedavra, Imperius, and Cruciatus are cruel and illegal (Y4P217)
  • Whomping Willow, large, violent tree on the edge of the Forbidden Forest (Y2P74)
  • WWN, Wizarding Wireless Network (Y4P391)
  • Zonkos, a joke shop in Hogsmeade (Y3P151)

 The Books by J. K. Rowling

  • Year 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1997)
  • Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1999)
  • Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
  • Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
  • Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
  • Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
  • Year 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
Author:XtreMe
Published:Aug 26th 2013
Modified:Aug 26th 2013

This website is powered by Spruz