Definition of

Dybbuk

  1. (noun, person) (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior

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Synonyms of Dybbuk

dibbuk

Alternate forms of Dybbuk

Hypernyms: daemon, daimon, demon, devil, fiend

Origin of the word Dybbuk

  1. 1903, "malevolent spirit of a dead person possessing the body of a living one," from Jewish folklore, from Heb. dibbuk, from dabak "to cling, cleave to." more

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