cabbalistic






noun

  1. cabala.

noun

  1. a variant spelling of kabbalah
adj.

1620s, from cabbala + -istic.

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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