Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Whimsical Word of the Week

Dybbuk -

a malevolent spirit of a dead person, believed able to take over a living person's body. (From Jewish folklore.)
Example: The dybbuk attempted to inhabit the host of the Halloween party.

16 comments:

  1. Interesting. I want to research this bit of folklore. It would make a great element to a short story :-) Thanks, Victoria!

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    1. Thanks, Brandi. To be honest, I just picked this word for Halloween; this word gives me the creeps! ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Sara. It would be great in a dark mystery booook! ^_^ Happy Halloween!

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  3. Very interesting word. Yeah, perfect for Halloween.

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    1. Thanks, Loree. I must say my weekly ritual is expanding my vocabulary. This week's word is a bit creepy! Take care ~

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  4. Gosh, what a word! It just sounds creepy. Good job, Victoria. And thanks for hopping over to my place.

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    1. I always enjoy your insights, honesty, and humorous wit, Valentina!

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  5. This is a new one to me... and I love it! Scary and spooky enough for Halloween. Great pick.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia. When I did a bit of research on the word it really creeped me out!

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  6. Sounds like a Goosebumps book I read with my daugher. Thanks for sharing, Victoria. :)

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    1. It sure gave me goosebumps, Linda! ^_^ Thanks!

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  7. Oh scary! I've not heard of this one. I certainly wouldn't want to meet one ;)

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    1. I totally agree, Lynda. I am not a fan of scary movies or books. Magic and fantasy are great, but horror is not for me!

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