gilgul

Seph. Heb. /geel goohl"/; Ashk. Heb. /gil"gool/, n., pl. gilgulim Seph. Heb. /geel gooh leem"/; Ashk. Heb. /gil gooh"lim/. Jewish Folklore.
the soul of a dead person that passes into another living body to assume a new existence and atone for past sins. Cf. dybbuk.
[ < Yiddish gilgl lit., transmigration, metamorphosis < Heb gilgul metamorphosis, lit., rolling, revolving]

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