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Dec
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accepted What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
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comment What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
Even though it may be so that witchcraft studies is the actual word, rather than a -ology construction, the premise is rather invalid. See N-grams as a reference and compare sociology with social studies, indology with Indian studies, sinology with Chinese studies etc. Some, like Indian studies, do not even come up in stats. books.google.com/ngrams/…
Dec
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comment What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
Besides, the suffix -ism is equally telling. Webster will explain: "-ism noun suffix: the act, practice, or process of doing something".
Dec
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comment What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
I disagree, the definition is clear: "belief in or study of the action or influence of supernatural or supernormal powers". The definition implies internatisation of the "supernatural" as the subject matter, whereas I am looking at the study of witches and occultism from the outsider's perspective. i.e. in vernacular, looking at a bunch of people believing they are witches and analysing their behaviour (regardless of the fact their witchcraft is effective or not).
Dec
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comment What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
That is the study of supernatural powers as a believer in those supernatural powers. I'm looking for the word used by an academic study of the cultural / historical phenomenon which is distinct from this belief (objective).
Dec
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comment What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
@WS2 Yes this is what I'm looking for. I am talking about the study of the study of witches as an academic science distinct from the belief and practice in witches, as Kris mentioned.
Dec
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asked What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
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awarded  Famous Question
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asked What is the name of the base form of and adjective?
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accepted What's a better word for “vegetable food products”
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comment What's a better word for “vegetable food products”
I specifically mean fresh agriculture.
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comment What's a better word for “vegetable food products”
I like this answer. I didn't know produce had a meaning specific to agriculture.
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comment What's a better word for “vegetable food products”
Could you please stop trying to delete this post and help me solve my question by improving it? This conservatism is really not helpful.
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revised What's a better word for “vegetable food products”
Added precision on the meaning of "vegetable"
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comment What's a better word for “vegetable food products”
Are you trying to bring an answer here? Why are you getting so intense? There are many definitions of vegetable, here, as already stated above, I mean vegetable in a broad sense: i.e. as opposed to mineral or animal. So that would include fruits and fungus and non-artificially processed vegetable products such as honey.
Nov
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comment What's a better word for “vegetable food products”
Exactly. Here I'm talking about agricultural products. Honey is not excluded, although it wouldn't be the top of my list. Here I mean vegetable as opposed to mineral or animal.
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