Arresto Momentum

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[edit] Pronunciation

ah-REST-oh mo-MEN-tum

[edit] Description

Used to slow down an object or being that is moving.

[edit] Seen/Mentioned

Used by Dumbledore to save Harry Potter from a fall in the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

[edit] Possible Etymology

Likely the combination of two words; the Anglo-French arester, meaning "To bring to a stop", and the Latin Momentum, meaning "The force or strength gained whilst moving." Literal translation: "Bring its momentum to a stop."