rabbi

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From Late Latin rabbi, and its source Koine ῥαββί (rhabbí), from (post-biblical) Hebrew רבי (rabbi, my master), from רַב (ráv, master [of]) +‎ ־י (-i, me).

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rabbi (plural rabbis)

  1. A Jewish scholar or teacher of halacha (Jewish law), capable of making halachic decisions.
  2. A Jew who is or is qualified to be the leader of a Jewish congregation.

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rabbi

  1. rabbi

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  • R. (abbreviation)

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From the Ancient Greek ῥαββί (rhabbí, literally O my Master), from the Hebrew רבי (rabbī, rabbi”, “spiritual teacher), from רב (raḇ, master) +‎ ־י (, of mine”, “my).

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rabbī m (indeclinable)

  1. (chiefly used as an honorific) Master, Doctor, and especially Rabbi
    Rabbī Mōsēs Maimōnidēs
    Rabbi Moses Maimonides

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  • rabbi” on page 1,309/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)