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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An influential text of the Jewish tradition of kabbalah, written in Aramaic and Hebrew. Although it is popularly attributed to a second-century rabbi, most of it was probably composed in the late 13th century by a Spanish kabbalist drawing upon earlier traditions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century, a. d. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.

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  • proper noun A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century AD. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew zōhar, brightness, glow, from hizhîr, to shine; see zhr in Semitic roots.]

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Hebrew זוהר \ זֹהַר ("splendor, radiance").

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