Definition of Kabbalah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also Cabala, Qabalah) noun
BrE BrE//kəˈbɑːlə//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈbɑːlə//
; BrE BrE//ˈkæbələ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæbələ//
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(in Judaism) the ancient tradition of explaining holy texts through mystical means Word Originfrom medieval Latin cabala, cabbala, from Rabbinical Hebrew qabbālāh ‘tradition’, from qibbēl ‘receive, accept’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Kabbalah