wortcraft

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wort +‎ -craft.

Noun[edit]

wortcraft (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly historical, but, also used in some modern forms of paganism) (Knowledge of the) medical usage of worts, of herbal remedies (and related magic); herblore.
    • 1994 Tony Linsell, Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Migration & Magic (ISBN 1-898281-09-2), page 16:
      They were the keepers of starcraft, runecraft, lorecraft and wortcraft and they guided many through the darkness of the future and healed bodies and minds.

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