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Meaning of RABBI

Pronunciation:  'rabI

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law

RABBI is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: rabbinate, spiritual leader



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rab"bi\, n.; pl. {Rabbis}or {Rabbies}. [L., fr. Gr. ?,
Heb. rab[=i] my master, from rab master, lord, teacher, akin
to Ar. rabb.]
Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or honor
for a teacher or doctor of the law. ``The gravest rabbies.''

      Be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your Master, even
      Christ, and all ye are brethren.         --Matt. xxiii.

Easton Bible Dictionary

my master, a title of dignity given by the Jews to their doctors of the law and their distinguished teachers. It is sometimes applied to Christ (Matt. 23:7, 8; Mark 9:5 (R.V.); John 1:38, 49; 3:2; 6:25, etc.); also to John (3:26).