Witches and Devils
• noun 1 a woman thought to have evil magic powers. 2 a follower or practitioner of modern witchcraft. 3 informal an ugly or unpleasant old woman.
— ORIGIN Old English.
• noun 1 (the Devil) (in Christian and Jewish belief) the supreme spirit of evil. 2 an evil spirit; a demon.
— ORIGIN Greek diabolos ‘accuser, slanderer’.
A collection of witchcraft and folk tales concerning the Devil from our archive of selected sites around the county of Dorset.