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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 of kabbalah

Medieval Latin cabbala — more at cabal

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