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54 permutations of the tetragrammaton?

In the Kabbalistic work “Sharei Orah” by Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla, the author says that there are 54 permutions of the tetragrammaton although I’m sure that with 4 letters, among which two letters are identical, only 12 permutations exist. Hence why these permutations are often lined up with the months or tribes of Israel. However, the quote is quite clear:

ולפי שהדבר כך, צריך אתה לדעת כי ה’ יתברך יש לו נ”ד שמות מרובעים בצירוף יהו”ה יתברך, והם עולים לחשבון רי”ו אותיות, ואלו נ”ד שמות הם סוד המשכת כוח בכל הנמצאים שבעולם בהיות כל הווה, והם בדמיון נשמה אצל ירשו אותיות שהם בויסע ויבא ויט.

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The author compares the holiest name of god to אדני and says that the ד׳׳נ in this pronounced name refers to the נ׳׳ד, that is 54, permutations of the tetragrammaton.

Can anyone explain the 54 permutations? The paragraphs surrounding the quote above might be useful.

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