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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.
References in classic literature ?
The visitors were taken there and shown them, all neatly hung in rows, labeled conspicuously with the tags of the government inspectors--and some, which had been killed by a special process, marked with the sign of the kosher rabbi, certifying that it was fit for sale to the orthodox.
I would I knew what the Rabbi Jacob Ben Tudela would opine on it,'' replied Isaac; ``nevertheless, the good youth must not bleed to death.
Nay,'' said Isaac, releasing his hold, ``it grieveth me as much to see the drops of his blood, as if they were so many golden byzants from mine own purse; and I well know, that the lessons of Miriam, daughter of the Rabbi Manasses of Byzantium whose soul is in Paradise, have made thee skilful in the art of healing, and that thou knowest the craft of herbs, and the force of elixirs.
In this case I found her biography sandwiched in between that of a Hebrew rabbi and that of a staff-commander who had written a monograph upon the deep-sea fishes.
The great Rabbi Ben Israel spent three years here in the early part of the third century.
at every blow dealt by the formidable rabbi, from the depths of his cell, upon this nail, that one of his enemies whom he had condemned, were he a thousand leagues away, was buried a cubit deep in the earth which swallowed him.
The speakers, besides myself, on Sunday evening, were Rabbi Emil G.
Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition, of which the Protestant divines, even while they vilified and decried that class of writers, were yet constrained often to avail themselves.
The men and women who live and move in that new world of his creation are as varied as life itself; they are kings and beggars, saints and lovers, great captains, poets, painters, musicians, priests and Popes, Jews, gipsies and dervishes, street-girls, princesses, dancers with the wicked [44] witchery of the daughter of Herodias, wives with the devotion of the wife of Brutus, joyous girls and malevolent grey-beards, statesmen, cavaliers, soldiers of humanity, tyrants and bigots, ancient sages and modern spiritualists, heretics, scholars, scoundrels, devotees, rabbis, persons of quality and men of low estate--men and women as multiform as nature or society has made them.
mudjoes, readers, novices, vicars, pastors, rabbis, ulemas, lamas,
It is a project of the Aleph Society, under the aegis of Rabbi Steinsaltz.
Married father of two, Rabbi Rose, who succeeds Mordechai Wollenberg in the post, said: "It was a great honour to be able to host the Chief Rabbi here in Cardiff.