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Witch, Wicca, defined

 from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Wicca
Main Entry:Wic·ca  
Pronunciation:\ˈwi-kə\
Function:noun
Etymology:probably from Old English wicca wizard — more at witch
Date:1959

a religion influenced by pre-Christian beliefs and practices of western Europe that affirms the existence of supernatural power (as magic) and of both male and female deities who inhere in nature and that emphasizes ritual observance of seasonal and life cycles

Wic·can   \ˈwi-kən\ adjective or noun

Witch
Main Entry:1witch  
Pronunciation:\ˈwich\
Function:noun
Etymology:Middle English wicche, from Old English wicca, masculine, wizard & wicce, feminine, witch; akin to Middle High German wicken to bewitch, Old English wigle divination, and perhaps to Old High German wīh holy — more at victim
Date:before 12th century

1one that is credited with usually malignant supernatural powers; especially a woman practicing usually black witchcraft often with the aid of a devil or familiar : sorceress compare warlock
2an ugly old woman : hag
3a charming or alluring girl or woman
4a practitioner of Wicca
5witch of agnesi
witch·like   \ˈwich-ˌlīk\ adjective
witchy   \ˈwi-chē\ adjective

Main Entry:2witch
Function:verb
Date:14th century
transitive verb
1to affect injuriously with witchcraft
2archaic: to influence or beguile with allure or charm
intransitive verb

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