cabalistic

adjective

cab·​a·​lis·​tic
¦kabə¦listik,
-ēk
1
sometimes capitalized : belonging, according, or relating to the Jewish cabala
a cabalistic explanation of an Old Testament text
cabalistic asceticism
2
: having an occult, mystical, or esoteric meaning : magic, mysterious
a few cabalistic words from our guideHerman Melville
the potency of certain cabalistic signs over the lintel
by describing with the hands certain cabalistic patterns on the air and uttering at the same time the proper Sanskrit formulas it was believed that goblins and demons … could be exorcisedJ. B. Noss
cabalistically
-tə̇k(ə)lē
-ēk-
-li
adverb

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“Cabalistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabalistic. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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