. By _Abracadabra_ we signify An infinite number of things. 'Tis the answer to What? and How? and Why? And Whence? and Whither? -- a word whereby The Truth (with the comfort it brings) Is open to all who grope in night, Crying for Wisdom's holy light. Whether the word is a verb or a noun Is knowledge beyond my reach. I only know that 'tis handed down. From sage to sage, From age to age -- An immortal part of speech! Of an ancient man the tale is told That he lived to be ten centuries old, In a cave on a mountain side. (True, he finally died.) The fame of his wisdom filled the land, For his head was bald, and you'll understand His beard was long and white And his eyes uncommonly bright. Philosophers gathered from far and near To sit at his feat and hear and hear, Though he never was heard To utter a word But "_Abracadabra, abracadab_, _Abracada, abracad_, _Abraca, abrac, abra, ab!_" 'Twas all he had, 'Twas all they wanted to hear, and each Made copious notes of the mystical speech, Which they published next -- A trickle of text In the meadow of commentary. Mighty big books were these, In a number, as leaves of trees; In learning, remarkably -- very! He's dead, As I said, And the books of the sages have perished, But his wisdom is sacredly cherished. In _Abracadabra_ it solemnly rings, Like an ancient bell that forever swings. O, I love to hear That word make clear Humanity's General Sense of Things. Jamrach Holobom
A mystical word or collocation of letters written as in the figure. Worn on an amulet it was supposed to ward off fever. At present the word is used chiefly in jest to denote something without meaning; jargon.
Abracadabra is a word used as an incantation, considered by some to be the phrase that is pronounced most universally in other languages without translation.One hypothesis about the source of the word is Aramaic: Avrah KaDabra which means I will create as I speak. Another possible source is the Hebrew Aberah KeDaber which also means I will create as I speak.
Magic word used to help magician "make something happen". In reality, it is derived from ancient cabalistic symbols and at one time was believed to hold real power.
A magic word used to indicate to the audience that something amazing is about to happen. Other magic words and phrases include: hocus pocus, alakazam, sim sala bim, shazam, presto, great Caesar's ghost, dy-no-mite, d'oh, eat my shorts, and what you talkin' 'bout Willis.
Words used by the magician that supposedly cause a supernatural event to occur.
Abracadabra (sometimes spelled Abrakadabra) is a word used as an incantation.