Definitions for cabalaˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cab•a•laˈkæb ə lə, kəˈbɑ-(n.)(pl.)-las.

or cab•ba•la or kab•a•la or kab•ba•la

  1. (often cap.) a system of esoteric philosophy developed by rabbis, reaching its peak in the Middle Ages and based on a mystical method of interpreting the Scriptures.

    Category: Judaism

  2. any occult doctrine or science.

Origin of cabala:

1515–25; < ML cab(b)ala < Heb qabbālāh tradition

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabala, cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, qabala, qabalah(noun)

    an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret

  2. Kabbalah, Kabbala, Kabala, Cabbalah, Cabbala, Cabala, Qabbalah, Qabbala(noun)

    an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cabala(noun)

    a kind of occult theosophy or traditional interpretation of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain mediaeval 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

  2. Cabala(noun)

    secret science in general; mystic art; mystery

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