dibbuk


noun, plural dib·buks, dib·buk·im [Sephardic Hebrew dee-boo-keem; Ashkenazic Hebrew dih-boo k-im] /Sephardic Hebrew di buˈkim; Ashkenazic Hebrew dɪˈbʊk ɪm/. Jewish Folklore.

  1. dybbuk.

noun, plural dyb·buks, dyb·bu·kim [Sephardic Hebrew dee-boo-keem; Ashkenazic Hebrew dih-boo k-im] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌdi buˈkim; Ashkenazic Hebrew dɪˈbʊk ɪm/. Jewish Folklore.

  1. a demon, or the soul of a dead person, that enters the body of a living person and directs the person’s conduct, exorcism being possible only by a religious ceremony.

noun plural -buks or -bukkim (Hebrew -buˈkim)

  1. a variant spelling of dybbuk

noun plural -buks or -bukkim (Hebrew -buˈkim)

  1. Judaism (in the folklore of the cabala) the soul of a dead sinner that has transmigrated into the body of a living person
n.

“malevolent spirit of a dead person possessing the body of a living one,” 1903, from Jewish folklore, from Hebrew dibbuk, from dabak “to cling, cleave to.”

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