gematria

noun ge·ma·tria \gəˈmā‧trēə, ˌgēmə‧ˈtrēə\

Definition of gematria

plural

gematriot

\-ēˌōt\
  1. 1 :  a cryptograph in the form of a word whose letters have the numerical values of a word taken as the hidden meaning

  2. 2 :  the cabalistic method of explaining the Hebrew Scriptures by means of the cryptographic significance of the words

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Origin and Etymology of gematria

Late Hebrew gīmaṭrīyā, from Greek geōmetria


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