aquelarre

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Basque akelarre, a composed of aker (male goat) and larre (meadow). Some researchers say the original word was alkalarre, from alka (Spanish kind of cocksfoot), akelarre being a form corrupted by the Church.

Noun[edit]

aquelarre m (plural aquelarres)

  1. A nocturnal group of witches and the devil.
  2. A coven
  3. A Basque celebration of witches