A practitioner or follower of white magic or of Wicca.
Other Word Forms of Witch
Origin of Witch
From Middle English wicche, from Old English wiÄ‹Ä‹e (“sorceress, witch") and wicca (“witch, sorcerer, warlock"), from Proto-Germanic *wikjô (“necromancer, waker of the dead") (compare West Frisian wikke (“witch"), Low German wikken, wicken (“to use witchcraft"), Old High German wÄ«han (“to consecrate"), Old English wiÄ¡le (“divination")), from Proto-Indo-European *weik- 'to choose, sacrifice, conjure'; akin to Latin victima (“sacrificial victim"), Lithuanian viekas (“life-force"), Sanskrit विनक्ति (vinákti, “to sift, separate out").
Middle English wicche from Old English wicce witch and wicca wizard, sorcerer weg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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