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Lets take the semi-literal-translations

Wingardium Leviosa

Wing + Levitate --> not really sure but whatever


Levitate + body --> body fly

So presumably Levicorpus can be used on bodies only.

But then why does Levicorpus exist? Draco, in the Cursed child, uses Wingardium Leviosa on a body, so why would Levicorpus exist?

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    Related, possible duplicate: scifi.stackexchange.com/q/127719/51379 – Adamant Aug 19 '16 at 2:03
  • They are phrased very differently, but I suppose any decent answer to the other question would probably answer this question too. Same potential answers is the definition of a dupe, so I suppose I'll close. – Adamant Aug 19 '16 at 2:29
  • But..... Draco uses it on Delphi – bleh Aug 19 '16 at 2:42
  • It can be cast on someone's clothing and levitate them a short distance, as mentioned in the answer. – Adamant Aug 19 '16 at 3:15
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    Levicorpus can only be used on a person and it is a Jinx that hoists a persons body into the air and holds them there by their ankles. It is translated as "Lift Body". Wingardium Leviosa is a charm that works on any object, including clothes, but NOT on human beings directly. It can be translated to mean "Lift up high". – DisturbedNeo Aug 19 '16 at 9:25

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