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An assembly or community of witches who meet regularly.
[Perhaps from Middle English covent, assembly, convent; see convent.]
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1. a meeting of witches
2. a company of 13 witches
[C16: probably from Old French covin group, ultimately from Latin convenīre to come together; compare convent]
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cov•en(ˈkʌv ən, ˈkoʊ vən)
an assembly of witches, esp. a group of thirteen.
[1655–65; variant of obsolete covent assembly, convent]
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Covena company or assembly, 1500; esp., a group or convent of witches, 1662; See also covin.
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A group of witches.
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|Noun||1.||coven - an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches|
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
witch - a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
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coven[ˈkʌvən] N → aquelarre m
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n → Hexenzirkel m; (= meeting) → Hexensabbat m
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