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How to say WITCH in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!

I’ll get you my pretty! And your little dog too!! – Wicked Witch of the West

Hubble bubble toil and trouble… whether it’s casting spells, releasing flocks of flying monkeys or luring children into gingerbread houses, people throughout history have feared women with supposedly supernatural powers.

Want to accuse your friends and neighbours of witchcraft? Need a discreet dig at the mother-in-law? Learn how to say witch in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

  1. Albanian – Magjistare
  2. Arabic – ساحرة (Sahira)
  3. Armenian – Կախարդ (Kakhard)
  4. Azerbaijani – Cadugər
  5. Basque – Sorgin
  6. Belarusian – Ведзьма (Vedz’ma)
  7. Bulgarian – Вещица (Veštica)
  8. Catalan – Bruixa
  9. Croatian –  Vještica
  10. Czech – Čarodějnice
  11. Danish – Heks
  12. Dutch – Heks
  13. Estonian – Nõid
  14. Faroese – Heksir
  15. Finnish – Noita
  16. French –  Sorcière
  17. Georgian – ჯადოქარი (Jadokari)
  18. German – Hexe
  19. Greek – Μάγισσα (Mágissa)
  20. Greenlandic – Ilisiitsoq
  21. Hungarian – Boszorkány
  22. Icelandic – Norn
  23. Irish Gaelic – Cailleach
  24. Italian – Strega
  25. Jèrriais – Chorchiéthe
  26. Latin – Malefica*
  27. Latvian – Ragana
  28. Lithuanian – Ragana
  29. Low German – Hex
  30. Luxembourgish – Hex
  31. Macedonian – Вештерка (Vešterka)
  32. Maltese – Saħħara
  33. Manx – Ben obbee
  34. Monégasque – Striya
  35. Northern Sami – Noaidi*
  36. Norwegian – Heks
  37. Polish – Czarownica 
  38. Portuguese – Bruxa
  39. Romanian – Vrăjitoare
  40. Russian – Ведьма (Vyed’ma)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Ban-draoidh
  42. Serbian – Вештице (Veštice)
  43. Slovak – Čarodejnica
  44. Slovene – Čarovnica
  45. Spanish – Bruja
  46. Swedish – Häxa
  47. Swiss German – Häx
  48. Turkish – Cadı
  49. Ukrainian – Відьма (Vid’ma)
  50. Welsh – Gwrach
  • Latin – Malefica is ‘evil doer’
  • Northern Sami – Noaidi is ‘shaman’

Author: James Scanlan
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