Definition of wise woman in English:
A woman considered to be knowledgeable in matters such as herbal healing, magic charms, or other traditional lore.
- Witches, shamans, wise women and other variants of the same are more than likely to have their own agendas.
- For early modern Italy this has meant integrating the study of bone-setters, pedlars, wise women, priests, exorcists, and saints into more traditional explorations of physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries.
- Midwives and nurses also included magic among their skills, and wise women might be consulted about which ghost or deity was causing a person trouble.
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