kabbalah

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noun, often capitalized kab·ba·lah \kə-ˈbä-lə, ˈka-bə-lə\
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Definition of kabbalah

  1. 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. 2a :  a traditional, esoteric, occult, or secret matterb :  esoteric doctrine or mysterious art

kabbalism

play \ˈkä-bə-ˌli-zəm, ˈka-\ noun

kabbalistic

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

Origin and Etymology of kabbalah

Medieval Latin cabbala — more at cabal


First Known Use: 1521

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