[ Sephardic Hebrew geel-gool; Ashkenazic Hebrew gil-gool ]

noun,plural gil·gu·lim [Sephardic Hebrew geel-goo-leem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gil-goo-lim]. /Sephardic Hebrew gil guˈlim; Ashkenazic Hebrew gɪlˈgu lɪm/. Jewish Folklore.
  1. the soul of a dead person that passes into another living body to assume a new existence and atone for past sins.

Origin of gilgul

<Yiddish gilgl literally, transmigration, metamorphosis <Hebrew gilgul metamorphosis, literally, rolling, revolving

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