Wednesday, May 08, 2013


HAARETZ: Word of the Day / Abracadabra: It may be technically Aramaic, but this magical word is easily intelligible to Hebrew speakers, as well as being a favorite of followers of the occult.

From Harry Potter to Aleister Crowley to Aramaic. Some variant of the Aramaic etymology is the most plausible explanation of the three. Background here and links.

Cross-file under "Aramaic Watch."