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

Definition of albam

: 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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1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Albam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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