albam

noun al·bam \äl-ˈbäm, ˈal-ˌbam\

Definition of albam

plural

-s

  1. :  a cipher used in Jewish mystical and allegorical writing in which each letter of the first half of the Hebrew alphabet is replaced by or replaces the letter occupying the corresponding position in the second half of the alphabet — compare athbash

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Origin and Etymology of albam

Hebrew


First Known Use: 1837


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