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kabbalah

noun, often capitalized kab·ba·lah \kə-ˈbä-lə, ˈka-bə-lə\

Definition of kabbalah

  1. 1 :  a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy, mysticism, and thaumaturgy marked by belief in creation through emanation and a cipher method of interpreting Scripture

  2. 2 a :  a traditional, esoteric, occult, or secret matter b :  esoteric doctrine or mysterious art

kabbalism

\ˈkä-bə-ˌli-zəm, ˈka-\ noun

kabbalistic

\ˌkä-bə-ˈlis-tik, ˌka-\ adjective


Variants of kabbalah

also

kabbala

or

kabala

or

cabala

or

cabbala

or

cabbalah

\kə-ˈbä-lə, ˈka-bə-lə\

Origin and Etymology of kabbalah

Medieval Latin cabbala — more at cabal

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