בעל־הבית

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew בַּעַל הַבַּיִת (bá'al habáyit, master of the house).

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Noun[edit]

בעל־הבית (balebosm, plural בעלי־בתּים (balebatem) or בעלי־הבתּים (balebatem)

  1. master of the house, head of the household, host
  2. house owner, homeowner
  3. (by extension) boss, person in charge (of anything)
  4. important man, bourgeoisie
  5. layman, congregant, non-clergy

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