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Synonyms for dybbuk

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

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The word dybbuk is a Yiddishized adaptation of the Hebrew root davek, meaning to cling or to cleave, and the basis of the contemporary Hebrew word for glue.
He died in utero," reveals her father, as a mythological, shape-shifting force called a dybbuk infiltrates Casey's waking hours.
But now he has come to life within her as a demon called a dybbuk - and he's out for revenge.
Through a convoluted and illogical plot involving Nazi experiments on twins, this leads Casey to the obvious explanation - she's being targeted by an evil spirit called a dybbuk.
He plays a Rabbi, to whom pretty student Casey (Odette Yustman) turns when she is targeted by a malevolent spirit called a dybbuk.
The plot unfolds in fits and spurts, only making the whole enterprise more laughable as characters spill key information about dead twins and a mythologica shapeshifting force called a dybbuk without blinking an eye.
Fancy Free (mono) DISC 6 Dybbuk (Complete Ballet) DISC 7 Trouble in Tahiti - An Opera in Seven Scenes Facsimile - Choreographic Essay for Orchestra DISC 8 On The Town DISCS 9 & 10 Mass - A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers
In Kabbalah & Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person.
It comes from a letter the dance critic and poet Edwin Denby sent to Jerome Robbins after the 1974 premiere of his ballet Dybbuk.
Chajes suggests, through a comparative historical approach, the existence of a deep nexus of the living and the dead between worlds, as the chosen title wants to explain: the dybbuk is the spirit who possessed someone.
The Dyke and the Dybbuk By Ellen Galford Seal, $12.
The implicit metaphors are both biological--language as DNA--and supernatural--language as dybbuk.
Kaufman's loyality and generosity towards his friends is particularly evident in the chapter titled "The Dybbuk - A Devil to Produce.
22) Beneath the zodiac worshipers at the far right of Ancient Medicine, three lunatics stacked vertically atop one another are treated for their illness: a brutal henchman flogs the immobilized figure at top, a religious Jew expels the evil dybbuk by blowing a ram's horn in the middle, and a robed priest waves a censor at the figure in a strait jacket at bottom.