gematria(redirected from Gematriya)
A numerological system used in kabbalah and other forms of Jewish mysticism that assigns numerical values to words based on the fixed numerical values of their letters.
[Mishnaic Hebrew gîmaṭriyyâ, from Greek geōmetriā, geometry; see geometry.]
(Judaism) Judaism a system of assigning numerical values to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, esp when used by cabbalists to interpret the Hebrew scriptures
ge•ma•tri•a(gəˈmeɪ tri ə)
a cabbalistic system of interpretation of the Scriptures by substituting for a particular word another word whose letters give the same numerical sum.
[1685-95; < Hebrew gēmaṭriyā < Greek geōmetría geometry]
A magico-philosophical science of numbers found in the cabala and based on the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.