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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
(rə bin′ik),USA pronunciation n. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
- Language Varietiesthe Hebrew language as used by rabbis in post-Biblical times.
- Medieval Latin rabbīn(us) of a rabbi1 + -ic
rab•bi1 /ˈræbaɪ/USA pronunciation
n.[countable], pl. -bis. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
rab•bin•i•cal /rəˈbɪnɪkəl/USA pronunciation rab•bin•ic, adj.
- Judaismthe chief religious official of a synagogue who performs rituals, teaches, and functions as spiritual leader of the congregation.
- Judaism(a title of respect for) a Jewish scholar or teacher.
(rab′ī),USA pronunciation n., pl. -bis.
- Judaismthe chief religious official of a synagogue, trained usually in a theological seminary and duly ordained, who delivers the sermon at a religious service and performs ritualistic, pastoral, educational, and other functions in and related to his or her capacity as a spiritual leader of Judaism and the Jewish community. Cf. cantor (def. 2).
- Judaisma title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher.
- Judaisma Jewish scholar qualified to rule on questions of Jewish law.
- Judaismany of the Jewish scholars of the 1st to 6th centuriesa.d.who contributed to the writing, editing, or compiling of the Talmud.
- Slang Termsa personal patron or adviser, as in business.
(rab′ē),USA pronunciation n. [Eccles.]
- Hebrew rabbī my master (rabh master + -ī my)
- Greek rhabbí
- Late Latin rabbī
- Old French rab(b)i)
- Middle English rabi ( 1250–1300
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
rabbinic /rəˈbɪnɪk/, rabbinical /rəˈbɪnɪkəl/ adj
- of or relating to the rabbis, their teachings, writings, views, language, etc
Rabbinic /rəˈbɪnɪk/ n
- the form of the Hebrew language used by the rabbis of the Middle Ages
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