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kabbalah

or cab路a路la

[ kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah- ]
/ 藞k忙b 蓹 l蓹, k蓹藞b蓱- /
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noun
a system of esoteric theosophy and theurgy developed by rabbis, reaching its peak about the 12th and 13th centuries, and influencing certain medieval and Renaissance Christian thinkers. It was based on a mystical method of interpreting Scripture by which initiates claimed to penetrate sacred mysteries. Among its central doctrines are: all creation is an emanation from the Deity and the soul exists from eternity.
any occult or secret doctrine or science.
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Origin of kabbalah

First recorded in 1515鈥25; from Medieval Latin cabbala, from Hebrew qabb膩l膩h 鈥渢radition,鈥 literally, 鈥渟omething received,鈥 i.e., 鈥渉anded down鈥; see also cabal
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British Dictionary definitions for kabbalah

kabbalah

kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah

/ (k蓹藞b蓱藧l蓹) /

noun
an ancient Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament
any secret or occult doctrine or science

Derived forms of kabbalah

kabbalism, kabalism, cabbalism, cabalism or qabalism (藞k忙b蓹藢l瑟z蓹m), nounkabbalist, kabalist, cabbalist, cabalist or qabalist, nounkabbalistic, kabalistic, cabbalistic, cabalistic or qabalistic, adjective

Word Origin for kabbalah

C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabb膩l膩h tradition, what is received, from q膩bal to receive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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