albam

noun

al·​bam
äl-ˈbäm,
ˈal-ˌbam
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of albam was in 1837

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“Albam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albam. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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