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Hecate (usu. 2 syll.; 3 syll. in 1H6 III. ii. 64, as also once in Milton, Comus 535); goddess of Greek mythology supposed to preside over witchcraft and magical rites MND. V. ii. 14 [i. 391] (F1 “Hecates”), Mac. III. v. 1 (F1 “Hecat”), Lr. I. i. 112 (F1 Qq “Heccat”; used abusively=hag, witch 1H6 III. ii. 64 “that railing Hecate” (viz. Joan of Arc).
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