kabbalah

noun, often capitalized kab·ba·lah \ kə-ˈbä-lə , ˈka-bə-lə \
variants: or less commonly kabbala or kabala or or cabbala or cabbalah

Definition of kabbalah

1 : a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy, mysticism, and thaumaturgy marked by belief in creation through emanation and a cipher method of interpreting Scripture
2 a : a traditional, esoteric, occult, or secret matter
b : esoteric doctrine or mysterious art

kabbalism

play \ˈkä-bə-ˌli-zəm, ˈka-\ noun

kabbalistic

play \ˌkä-bə-ˈli-stik, ˌka-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of kabbalah

Medieval Latin cabbala — more at cabal

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