Hugh Fogelman 

Christians say that “abracadabra” is a prayer to the devil because it comes from, “abba cadaver” ― Father of the dead.

Abracadabra does have a Hebrew or Aramaic origin, but it is not father of the dead, as cadaver has a Latin not a Hebrew root, and the first word is “abra” not abba.

Actually it is pure Aramaic, “A b'ra ki daber” which means “I create with words.”

Sorry Christiholics, there is “No prayer to the devil.


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