[kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah-]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cabbalism


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



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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