dibbuk


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dibbuk

(ˈdɪbək; Hebrew diˈbuk)
n, pl -buks or -bukkim (Hebrew -buˈkim)
(Judaism) a variant spelling of dybbuk
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Noun1.dibbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
daemon, daimon, demon, devil, fiend - an evil supernatural being
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Now, as the dibbuk takes a stronger and more frightening hold on his young daughter, Clyde races against the clock to find an expert who can remove the dibbuk and save her.
The ability to exorcise a dibbuk was a significant aspect of the hagiographic literature that grew up around the figure of Rabbi Isaac Luria, the most important kabbalist of sixteenth-century Safed.
To some readers, Ben Dibbuk, the protagonist in Mosley's 2007 book of erotica, Diablerie, recalls dybbuks, the wandering spirits of the dead that invade the living in Jewish folklore.