Cronehood vs Crone - What's the difference?

cronehood | crone | Derived terms |

Cronehood is a derived term of crone.


In wicca|lang=en terms the difference between cronehood and crone

is that cronehood is (wicca) the elderly stage of a female wiccan witch (compared with the crone aspect of the goddess) while crone is (wicca) one of the triune goddesses of the lady in wicca alongside the mother and maiden and representing an old woman.

As nouns the difference between cronehood and crone

is that cronehood is the condition of being an elderly woman; the time during which a woman is elderly while crone is (wicca) one of the triune goddesses of the lady in wicca alongside the mother and maiden and representing an old woman.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cronehood

English

Noun

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  • The condition of being an elderly woman; the time during which a woman is elderly.
  • * 1997 , & Leigh Eddings, Polgara the Sorceress , Del Ray (1999), ISBN 0345422554, pages 142-143:
  • It was a little vain, perhaps, but the notion of cronehood sent me immediately to my mirror.
  • (Wicca) The elderly stage of a female Wiccan witch (compared with the Crone aspect of the Goddess).
  • * 2000 , Beverly Engel, Women Circling the Earth , page 34
  • Many circles create ceremonies to mark a woman's passage into cronehood and designate special status to crones
  • * 2006 , Ashleen O'Gaea, Family Wicca: practical paganism for parents and children , page 213
  • An archaic term, really, but I like it. crone: A menopausal or post-menopausal Wiccan. The time at which a woman assumes her cronehood is intensely individual.
  • * 2007 , Kevin M. Gardner, A Handbook for Wiccan Clergy, page 29
  • Grant (name) the gifts of inspiration, and a clear and quick mind as he/she approaches the honored state of (Sagehood/Cronehood ).
  • * 2007 , Ruth Barrett, Women's Rites, Women's Mysteries: Intuitive Ritual Creation , page 9
  • She speaks her commitment to herself as an elder and to the aspects of cronehood she will celebrate.

    Synonyms

    *(condition or time of being an elderly woman) anility

    Coordinate terms

    *(Wicca) sagehood

    crone

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An old woman.
  • * Dryden
  • But still the crone was constant to her note.
  • An archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
  • An ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman; a hag.
  • (obsolete) An old ewe.
  • (Tusser)
  • (obsolete) An old man, especially one who talks and acts like an old woman.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • A few old battered crones of office.
  • * Washington Irving
  • The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel which his master had given him.

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