athbash

noun
ath·​bash | \ätˈbäsh, äth-\
variants: or less commonly atbash \ ät-​, ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \
plural -es

Definition of athbash 

: 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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History and Etymology for athbash

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

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