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n. A spirit, "often thought to be the soul of a dead person, that wanders the earth looking for a living body to inhabit" (JPS).
"The dybbuk attaches itself to the body of a living person and inhabits it."
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Heb דיבוק dibúk, Yiddish דיבוק díbek
dibek, dybuk, dibuk
Also the name of a 1914 play by S. An-sky (and its film adaptation).
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