American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult: cabalistic symbols engraved in stone.
- adj. Variant of kabbalistic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the cabalists, or to the cabala or mystic philosophy which they professed. See cabala and cabalist.
- In general, occult; mystic; esoteric; symbolical; having an interior or hidden meaning. Synonyms Mystic, etc. See
- n. One of the mysteries of the cabala.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the cabala; containing or conveying an occult meaning; mystic.
- adj. having a secret or hidden meaning
- cabalist + -ic (Wiktionary)
“The word "Jafr" is supposed to mean a skin (camel's or dog's), prepared as parchment for writing; and Al-Jafr, the book here in question, is described as a cabalistic prognostication of all that will ever happen to the Moslems.”
“M. de Bragadin said that it was Solomon's key, vulgarly called cabalistic science, and he asked me from whom I learnt it.”
“Grace untied her nice clean coil of rope, while Madaline besought her in every kind of cabalistic sign she could summon to her aid, to desist in her reckless intention of tieing the man to the tree.”
“Log of _The Humane Hopwood_, which heretofore had been a kind of cabalistic Register, full of blots, crosses, half-moons, and zigzags, like the chalk score of an unlettered Ale-wife.”
“M. de Bragadin said that it was Solomon’s key, vulgarly called cabalistic science, and he asked me from whom I learnt it.”
“catenary,' a line very simple in shape, but endowed with an algebraic symbol that has to resort to a kind of cabalistic number at variance with any sort of numeration, so much so that the unit refuses to express it, however much we subdivide the unit.”
“It will probably take up a few white boards and photoshopped photos, fake documents, enlarged fine prints of this and that document with some cabalistic code, conspiring doctors that would have to include the AMA and the American Cancer Society, etc. to shed light on that vast conspiracy!”
“There was always a ring of people somewhere uttering strange cabalistic noises, such as - ten he heads”
“The Online Etymology dictionary notes that the word was a magical formula circa 1696 from Late Gk. Abraxas, cabalistic or gnostic name for the supreme god, and thus a word of power.”
“Note 10: By this path of inquiry, Ficino followed Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, and Pietro d'Abano, while complementing the efforts of his contemporary Guglielmo Raimondo de Moncada (Flavius Mithridates), who composed a treatise on astrological influences for Duke Federico in 1481 and later instructed Pico della Mirandola in cabalistic practices at Perugia in 1486.”
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