athbash

noun ath·bash
variants: less commonly

atbash

Definition of athbash

plural

-es

  1. :  a cipher used in Jewish mystical and allegorical writing in which each letter of a word is replaced by that letter which stands as many places from the end of the Hebrew alphabet as the letter replaced stands from the beginning — compare albam

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Origin and Etymology of athbash

Hebrew athbash, a word formed from the first, last, second, and next-to-last letters of the Hebrew alphabet


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