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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah-]
    • /ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-/
    • /kabˈɑːlə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-uh-luh, kuh-bah-]
    • /ˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-/

Definitions of kabala word

  • noun kabala 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. 1
  • noun kabala any occult or secret doctrine or science. 1
  • noun kabala cabala 0

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Origin of kabala

First appearance:

before 1515
One of the 27% oldest English words
1515-25; < Medieval Latin cab(b)ala < Hebrew qabbālāh ‘tradition’, literally, something received, i.e., handed down

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kabala popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for kabala

noun kabala

  • cabala — a Jewish mystical movement based on a symbolic interpretation of the Scriptures: it flourished from the end of the 12th cent.
  • cabalism — a mystical philosophical doctrine based on the doctrines of the cabala
  • cabbalism — cabala.
  • mysticism — the beliefs, ideas, or mode of thought of mystics.
  • kabbalism — The study of the Kabbalah.

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