from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of kabbalah. See Usage Note at kabbalah.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Kaballah.
- proper n. Alternative spelling of Kabballah.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of occult theosophy or traditional interpretation of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain mediæval Christians, which treats of the nature of god and the mystery of human existence. It assumes that every letter, word, number, and accent of Scripture contains a hidden sense; and it teaches the methods of interpretation for ascertaining these occult meanings. The cabalists pretend even to foretell events by this means.
- n. Secret science in general; mystic art; mystery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The theosophy or mystic philosophy of the Hebrew religion, which grew up mainly after the beginning of the tenth century, and flourished for many generations.
- n. Any secret science; esoteric as distinguished from exoteric doctrine; occultism; mysticism.
- n. Also spelled cabbala, kabbala.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
- n. an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
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