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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As unexplained and unfortunate episodes begin to mount, Clyde finally deciphers the strange carvings on the antique to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk; a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
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.
Pudo darse cuenta, entonces, del grado en que habia quedado encerrada en la probable experiencia de la fantasmal y desconocida madre biologica --como si fuera el Dibbuk (9) de un ser real suprimido sin que quedasen de el imagenes ni palabras.
El viejo teatro judio exhibia la obra Der Dibbuk (El maleficio), pero sus actores no eran judios ni sabian una palabra del idioma yiddish en el que mecanicamente la representaban.
Duende shows up in the title poem of Deborah Digges's 1995 collection, Rough Music, as a noisy pots-and-pans thunking dibbuk who might have materialized from an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel.