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Definition of Rabbi

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Jewish teacher or scholar, Jewish religious leader
Rabbi Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
rabbi; teacher| master; (Hebrew)
Rabbi Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\rab"bi\ (răb"bī or -b&ibreve;; 277), n.; pl. rabbis (-bīz or -b&ibreve;z) or rabbies. [l., fr. gr. &?;, heb. rabī my master, from rab master, lord, teacher, akin to ar. rabb.] master; lord; teacher; -- a jewish title of respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law. "the gravest rabbies." be not ye called rabbi, for one is your master, even christ, and all ye are brethren. xxiii. 8.
n : spiritual leader of a jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply jewish law
my master, a title of dignity given by the jews to their doctors of the law and their distinguished teachers. it is sometimes applied to christ (matt. 23:7, 8; mark 9:5 (r.v.); john 1:38, 49; 3:2; 6:25, etc.); also to john (3:26).
rabboni, my master

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 rabbi moses ben maimon 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
WordNet 2.0

1. a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
(hypernym) title, title of respect
(classification) Hebrew

1. spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law
(hypernym) spiritual leader
(hyponym) amora
(member-holonym) rabbinate
(classification) Hebrew
Rabbi Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In Judaism, a rabbi is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word , meaning "My Master" (irregular plural רבנים ), which is the way a student would address a master of Torah. The word "master" רב literally means "great one".

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Rav (Heb. ) is the Hebrew word for rabbi. For a more nuanced discussion see semicha. The term is also frequently used by Orthodox Jews to refer to one's own rabbi.

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Rav (Hebrew: ) is the Hebrew word for rabbi.

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Rabbi Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
my master, a title of dignity given by the Jews to their doctors of the law and their distinguished teachers. It is sometimes applied to Christ (Matt. 23:7, 8; Mark 9:5 (R.V.); John 1:38, 49; 3:2; 6:25, etc.); also to John (3:26).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

a title of respect signifying master, teacher, given by the Jews to their doctors and teachers, and often addressed to our Lord. (Matthew 23:7,8; 26:25,49; Mark 9:6; 11:21; 14:45; John 1:38,49; 3:2,26; 4:31; 6:25; 9:2; 11:8) Another form of the title was Rabboni. (John 20:16) The titles were used with different degrees of honor; the lowest being rab, master then rabbi, my master ; next rabban, our master ; and greatest of all, Rabboni, my great master .
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Rabboni, my master
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Rabbi (Hebrew) [from rab great, a chief, leader] My master, my teacher; the master was addressed by his pupils with the word rabbi or rabbenu (our teacher), Moses being customarily called Mosheh rabbenu (our teacher Moses). Equivalent to the Sanskrit guru, but during the closing decades of the Second Temple, the term became commonly associated with the scribes as merely an honorary title. Then during the time of the Mishnah period, all scholars were termed Rabs (or Chaldean plural Rabbin). Later the sect of the Qaraites, who rejected the Talmud, designated all believers in its by this term. Rabbi is likewise now applied to the modern Jewish clergy.
Rabbinical literature is generally understood to mean writings concerning the Jewish traditions since the beginning of the Talmudic period.
Official Judaism Glossary
In Hebrew, Rabbi literally means "my teacher" or "my master." In the Rabbinic Period, it refers to the main religious authorities--the rabbis--who replace the priests after the Temple's destruction. The rabbi is a teacher, a judge, and an expert in biblical and religious law (i.e., Torah). The rabbis wrote the Talmud and associated literature. This position continues into the medieval and modern periods. In the latter, in Reform and Conservative Judaism, the rabbi becomes the synagogue leader as well.