gematria

noun
ge·​ma·​tria | \ gəˈmā‧trēə, ˌgēmə‧ˈtrēə \
plural gematriot\ -​ēˌōt \

Definition of gematria

1 : a cryptograph in the form of a word whose letters have the numerical values of a word taken as the hidden meaning
2 : the cabalistic method of explaining the Hebrew Scriptures by means of the cryptographic significance of the words

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History and Etymology for gematria

Late Hebrew gīmaṭrīyā, from Greek geōmetria

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“Gematria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gematria. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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