From Wikipedia:

old english: wiccecræft

wicce (witch) crært (craft)

In anthropological terminology, witches differ from sorcerers in that they don’t use physical toold or actions to curse; their maleficium is perceived as extending from some intangible inner quality

A spell consists of a set of words, a formula or verse, or a ritual action, or any combination of these. Spells traditionally were cast by many methods, such as by the inscription of runes or sigils on an object to give it magical powers […] etc