rabbinic

 /rəˈbɪnɪk/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
Rab•bin•ic  (rə binik), 
n. 
  1. Language Varietiesthe Hebrew language as used by rabbis in post-Biblical times.
Etymology:
  • Medieval Latin rabbīn(us) of a rabbi1 + -ic
  • 1605–15

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
rab•bi1 /ˈræbaɪ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable],pl. -bis. 
  1. Judaismthe chief religious official of a synagogue who performs rituals, teaches, and functions as spiritual leader of the congregation.
  2. Judaism(a title of respect for) a Jewish scholar or teacher.
rab•bin•i•cal /rəˈbɪnɪkəl/USA pronunciation  rab•bin•ic, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
rab•bi1  (rabī), 
n., pl. -bis. 
  1. 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).
  2. Judaisma title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher.
  3. Judaisma Jewish scholar qualified to rule on questions of Jewish law.
  4. Judaismany of the Jewish scholars of the 1st to 6th centuriesa.d.who contributed to the writing, editing, or compiling of the Talmud.
  5. Slang Terms[Slang.]a personal patron or adviser, as in business.
Etymology:
  • Hebrew rabbī my master (rabh master + my)
  • Greek rhabbí
  • Late Latin rabbī
  • Old French rab(b)i)
  • Middle English rabi ( 1250–1300

rab•bi2  (rabē), 
n. [Eccles.]
  1. Religionrabat1.
Etymology:by alteration


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rabbinic /rəˈbɪnɪk/, rabbinical /rəˈbɪnɪkəl/ adj
  1. of or relating to the rabbis, their teachings, writings, views, language, etc

rabˈbinically adv



Rabbinic /rəˈbɪnɪk/ n
  1. the form of the Hebrew language used by the rabbis of the Middle Ages



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