cabbala

[ kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah- ]
/ ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ- /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for cabbalism

cabbala

/ (kəˈbɑːlə) /

noun

a variant spelling of kabbalah
Derived Formscabbalism (ˈkæbəˌlɪzəm), nouncabbalist, nouncabbalistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for cabbalism

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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