Kabbalah meaning

kăbə-lə, kə-bälə
A secret doctrine resembling these teachings.
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A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures.
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A Jewish mystical movement and form of mystical theology based on a symbolic interpretation of the Scriptures: it flourished from the end of the 12th cent.
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Alternative spelling of Kabballah.
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Origin of kabbalah

  • Medieval Latin cabala from Hebrew qabbālâ received doctrine, tradition from qibbēl to receive qbl in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition