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

Definitions of kabbalah word

  • noun kabbalah 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 kabbalah any occult or secret doctrine or science. 1
  • noun kabbalah Alternative spelling of Kabballah. 1
  • noun kabbalah an ancient Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament 0
  • noun kabbalah any secret or occult doctrine or science 0

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Origin of kabbalah

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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Parts of speech for Kabbalah


kabbalah popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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