coven
noun Etymology: Middle English covin agreement, confederacy, from Anglo-French covine, from Medieval Latin convenium agreement, from Latin convenire to agree — more at convenient Date: circa 1520 1. a collection of individuals with similar interests or activities <
a coven of intellectuals
>
2. an assembly or band of usually 13 witches

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • coven — /kuv euhn, koh veuhn/, n. an assembly of witches, esp. a group of thirteen. [1500 10 for sense assembly ; 1655 65 for current sense; var. of obs. covent assembly, religious group, CONVENT] * * * ▪ witchcraft       basic group in which witches are …   Universalium

  • Coven —  Ne pas confondre Coven et Convent. Coven était à l origine un mot écossais du Moyen Âge tardif (vers 1500) qui signifiait un rassemblement de personnes. Il dérive du latin convoco qui signifie être ensemble ou se rassembler qui donna aussi… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coven — UK [ˈkʌv(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms coven : singular coven plural covens a group or meeting of witches …   English dictionary

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