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rab·bi

 (răb′ī)
n. pl. rab·bis
1. Abbr. R. A person trained in Jewish law, ritual, and tradition and ordained for leadership of a Jewish congregation, especially one serving as chief religious official of a synagogue.
2. A scholar qualified to interpret Jewish law.

[Middle English rabi, from Old French, from Late Latin rabbī, master, from Greek rhabbi, O my master, from Hebrew and Aramaic rabbî, my master : rab, master (from rab, to become great; see rbb in Semitic roots) + , my; see -y in Semitic roots.]

rabbi

(ˈræbaɪ)
n, pl -bis
1. (Judaism) (in Orthodox Judaism) a man qualified in accordance with traditional religious law to expound, teach, and rule in accordance with this law
2. (Judaism) the religious leader of a congregation; the minister of a synagogue
3. (Judaism) the Rabbis the early Jewish scholars whose teachings are recorded in the Talmud
[Hebrew, from rabh master + my]

rab•bi

(ˈræb aɪ)

n., pl. -bis.
1. the chief religious official of a synagogue who performs ritualistic, educational, and other functions as spiritual leader of the congregation.
2. a title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher.
3. a Jewish scholar qualified to rule on questions of Jewish law.
4. any of the Jewish scholars of the 1st to 6th centuries a.d. who contributed to the Talmud.
[1250–1300; Middle English rabi (< Old French rab(b)i) < Late Latin rabbī < Greek rhabbí < Hebrew rabbī my master (rabh master + my)]

rabbi

A spiritual leader, teacher, and interpreter of Jewish law. Rabbis deliver sermons in the synagogue, give advice, and perform many other functions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rabbi - spiritual leader of a Jewish congregationrabbi - spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law
Hebrew - the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
rabbinate - rabbis collectively
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
amora - one of a group of rabbis (active AD 250-500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia where they explained and applied earlier teachings and whose discussions are recorded in the Talmud; they emphasized the study of Torah and the importance of personal action and the fulfillment of the commandments
2.Rabbi - a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
Hebrew - the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
Translations
حاخامحَبْر، حاخام عند اليَهود
rabín
rabbinerrabbi
rabbi
rabin
rabbi
rabbíni
ラビ
라비
rabinas
rabín
rabin
rabbi
พระในศาสนายิว
giáo sĩ Do thái

rabbi

[ˈræbaɪ] Nrabino/a m/f; (before name) → rabí m
chief rabbigran rabino

rabbi

[ˈræbaɪ] nrabbin m

rabbi

nRabbiner m; (as title) → Rabbi m

rabbi

[ˈræbaɪ] nrabbino

rabbi

(ˈrӕbai) noun
a Jewish priest or teacher of the law.

rabbi

حاخام rabín rabbiner Rabbiner ραβίνος rabino rabbi rabbin rabin rabbino ラビ 라비 rabbi rabbiner rabin rabino раввин rabbi พระในศาสนายิว haham giáo sĩ Do thái 法师

rabbi

n. rabí, rabino.