• n. A form of gematria in which the first Hebrew letter/number is represented by the last and the second is represented by the penultimate and so on.

Example Sentences

  • "Different systems or methods may be used to calculate these values, such as milui, mispar katan and atbash, which involve letter substitutions and other manipulations." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • אתב"ש atbash 'acronym of aleph, tav, bet, shin.'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America


      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings


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