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cabbala

[kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah-] /ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-/
noun
1.
Related forms
cabbalism, noun
cabbalist, noun
cabbalistic, cabbalistical, adjective
cabbalistically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cabbala

cabbala

/kəˈbɑːlə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kabbalah
Derived Forms
cabbalism (ˈkæbəˌlɪzəm) noun
cabbalist, noun
cabbalistic, adjective

kabbalah

/kəˈbɑːlə/
noun
1.
an ancient Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament
2.
any secret or occult doctrine or science
Derived Forms
kabbalism, kabalism, cabbalism, cabalism, qabalism (ˈkæbəˌlɪzəm) noun
kabbalist, kabalist, cabbalist, cabalist, qabalist, noun
kabbalistic, kabalistic, cabbalistic, cabalistic, qabalistic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive
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Word Origin and History for cabbala
n.

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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