Wicca


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Wic·ca

 (wĭk′ə)
n.
A Neopagan nature religion based in part on pre-Christian Celtic beliefs and practices, typically centering on a mother goddess or a goddess-god pair and the practice of ceremonial witchcraft.

[Old English wicca, necromancer; see witch.]

Wicca

(ˈwɪkə)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes not capital) the cult or practice of witchcraft
[C20: revival of Old English wicca witch]
ˈWiccan n, adj

wic•ca

(ˈwɪk ə)
n.
(sometimes cap.) witchcraft, esp. benevolent, nature-oriented practices derived from pre-Christian religions.
[1970–75; < Old English wicca (male) sorcerer (Middle English wicche, modern dial. witch); see witch]

wicca

A name used by some modern witches for their cult.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wicca - a community of followers of the Wicca religion
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
2.Wicca - the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Translations

Wicca

[ˈwɪkə] nWicca f
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while it defines Wicca as "A polytheistic Neo-Pagan nature religion inspired by various pre-Christian western European beliefs.
Ond fy mhryder i yw fod prifathro, yng nghanol y mr honedig o waith papur, yn gallu ffeindio'r amser i ysgrifennu llith am hawliau'r grefydd Wicca.