（“a wise woman,” cognate with sagax). A sorceress
or fortune-teller, one deeply versed in occult lore (Hor.
Carm. i. 27, 21), and with no malignity of disposition necessarily
implied. For the ancient belief in witches, see the article Striga.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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