wicca

[ wik-uh ]
/ ˈwɪk ə /
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noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) a nature-oriented religion having rituals and practices derived from pre-Christian religious beliefs and typically incorporating modern witchcraft of a benevolent kind.

Nearby words

See also neopaganism.

Origin of wicca

1970–75; < Old English wicca (male) sorcerer (Middle English wicche, modern dial. witch); see witch
Related formswic·can, noun, adjective
Can be confusedwicca wicked
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British Dictionary definitions for wicca

Wicca

/ (ˈwɪkə) /

noun

(sometimes not capital) the cult or practice of witchcraft
Derived FormsWiccan, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Wicca

C20: revival of Old English wicca witch
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Word Origin and History for wicca

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