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cabbala

[kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah-]
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noun
  1. cabala.
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Related formscab·ba·lism, nouncab·ba·list, nouncab·ba·lis·tic, cab·ba·lis·ti·cal, adjectivecab·ba·lis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • This society of Cabbalist, had various methods of secret writing.

    Mysticism and its Results

    John Delafield

  • Cabbalist′ic, -al, relating to the cabbala: having a hidden meaning.


British Dictionary definitions for cabbalist

cabbala

noun
  1. a variant spelling of kabbalah
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Derived Formscabbalism (ˈkæbəˌlɪzəm), nouncabbalist, nouncabbalistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for cabbalist

cabbala

n.

1520s, from Medieval Latin cabbala, from Mishnaic Hebrew qabbalah "reception, received lore, tradition," especially "tradition of mystical interpretation of the Old Testament," from qibbel "to receive, admit, accept." Cf. Arabic qabala "he received, accepted."

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