an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches
A clique that shares common interests or activities.
A formal group or assembly of witches (usually 13 in number).
A coven or covan is a gathering of witches. The word derives from a word found in 1300 in the Old French "covenant" meaning an agreement from the Latin "convenire" meaning "to agree", and so from that to a late medieval Scots word meaning a gathering of any kind, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The Latin root word convenire also means to come together or to gather, which also gave rise to the English word convene and to "convent". The first recorded use of "coven" as applied to an order of witches comes much later, from 1662 in the witch-trial of Isobel Gowdie, which describes a coven of 13 members. The word coven remained largely unused in English until 1921 when Margaret Murray promoted the idea, now much disputed, that all witches across Europe met in groups of thirteen which they called "covens".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kōv′en, n. a muster of witches.—n. Cov′entree, a point of muster before a Scottish mansion.
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The numerical value of coven in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of coven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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