Rabbis (-biz or -biz) or
(rabbi or -bi; 277),
Rabbies. [(Latin), from (Greek) "rabbi`, (Hebrew) rabi my master, from rab master, lord, teacher, akin to (Arabic) rabb.]Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law. "The gravest rabbies." Milton.Be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren. Matthew xxiii. 8.
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From Late Latin rabbi, and its source Ancient Greek ῥαββί (rhabbi), from (post-biblical) Hebrew רבי (rabbi, “my master”), from רַב (ráv, “master ”) + ־־י (-i, “me”).
rabbi (plural rabbis) A Jewish scholar or teacher of halacha (Jewish law), capable of making halachic decisions. A Jew who is or is qualified to be the leader of a Jewish congregation.
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