- 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
Examples from the Web for gematria
Yet, by the Kabbalistic rules of Gematria and Temurah might they not be exhumed?The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
The word is a cabalistic cryptogram—an instance of Gematria—for Babel.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel
F. W. Farrar
Machlah by Gematria equals eighty-three; and all may be avoided by an early breakfast of bread and salt and a bottle of water.
And let us now assume a point in dispute in order to illustrate how it is solved by Gematria.
You mentioned some works on the numerical Cabbala, the Gematria (I think) they call it.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. II (of 2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Word Origin and History for gematria
1680s, from Hebrew gematriya, from Greek geometria (see geometry). "[E]xplanation of the sense of a word by substituting for it another word, so that the numerical value of the letters constituting either word is identical" [Klein].