gematria

[ guh-mey-tree-uh ]
/ gəˈmeɪ tri ə /

noun

a cabbalistic system of interpretation of the Scriptures by substituting for a particular word another word whose letters give the same numerical sum.

Origin of gematria

1685–95; < Hebrew gēmaṭriyā < Greek geōmetría geometry
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