gematria
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɡɪˈmeɪ.tɹi.ə/, /ɡɪˈmɑ.tɹi.ə/
Noun

gematria

  1. A cabalistic method of interpreting Hebrew words, based on numerical values of letters.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 897:
      each letter in this alphabet also has its own numerical value, what was known among ancient Jewish students of the Torah as ‘gematria’.



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