dybbukim
dybbuk dyb"buk (d[i^]b"b[u^]k; Hebrew d[=e]*b[=oo]k"), n.; pl. {dybbuks}; Hebr. {dybbukim} (d[=e]`b[=oo]k*[=e]m"). (Jewish folklore) the wandering soul of a dead person, or a demon, that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior. It may be exorcised by religious rites.

Syn: dibbuk. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dybbuk —    In Jewish demonology, an evil spirit or doomed soul that possesses a person’s body and soul, speaking through the person’s mouth and causing such torment and anguish that another personality appears to manifest itself. The term dybbuk (also… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • dybbuk — dyb buk (d[i^]b b[u^]k; Hebrew d[=e]*b[=oo]k ), n.; pl. {dybbuks}; Hebr. {dybbukim} (d[=e] b[=oo]k*[=e]m ). (Jewish folklore) the wandering soul of a dead person, or a demon, that enters the body of a living person and controls that body s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dybbuks — dybbuk dyb buk (d[i^]b b[u^]k; Hebrew d[=e]*b[=oo]k ), n.; pl. {dybbuks}; Hebr. {dybbukim} (d[=e] b[=oo]k*[=e]m ). (Jewish folklore) the wandering soul of a dead person, or a demon, that enters the body of a living person and controls that body s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dybbuk — noun (plural dybbukim; also dybbuks) Etymology: Yiddish dibek, from Late Hebrew dibbūq Date: circa 1903 a wandering soul believed in Jewish folklore to enter and control a living body until exorcised by a religious rite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Guenievre Jones — Guenièvre Jones Guenièvre Jones Titre original Guinevere Jones Genre Série fantastique Créateur(s) Elizabeth Stewart Pays d’origine  Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Guenièvre Jones — Titre original Guinevere Jones Genre Série fantastique Créateur(s) Elizabeth Stewart Pays d’origine  Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dybbuk — [ dɪbʊk] noun (plural dybbuks or dybbukim kɪm) (in Jewish folklore) a malevolent wandering spirit that possesses the body of a living person until exorcized. Origin from Yiddish dibek, from Heb. dibbūq, from dāḇaq cling …   English new terms dictionary

  • dybbuk — /ˈdɪbʊk/ (say dibook) noun (plural dybbuks or dybbukim /dəˈbukɪm/ (say duh boohkim)) (in Jewish folklore) the malevolent spirit of a dead person which may enter the body of a living person and which requires exorcism. {Hebrew dibbūk, from dābaḳ… …   Australian English dictionary

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