What is the female equivalent of “warlock”?

What is the female equivalent of a “warlock”? It seems that other male-only words for paranormal practitioners have female equivalents:


According to the Merriam Dictionary, Warlock is the equivalent to a witch.

Also, the e-Study Guide for Rock and Roll: A Social History by Paul Friedlander traces the word back to an Old English origin where the word meant “oathbreaker” or “deceiver”, but Early Modern Scots popularized a new meaning of the word which was the male equivalent of witch.

The book also states that ‘Witch’ can be used for either male or females but it is more often used for females, but this means that technically you could use Warlock for females.

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