See also: Rabbi

English

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Etymology

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From Middle English raby, from Ecclesiastical Latin rabbi, and its source Koine Greek ῥαββί (rhabbí), from (post-Tanakh) Hebrew רַבִּי (rabbi, my master), from רַב (rav, master [of]) +‎ ־י (-i, me). Compare late Old English rabbi. Doublet of rebbe.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹæ.baɪ/
  • Audio (US):(file)

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rabbi (plural rabbis or (archaic) rabbies)

  1. A Jewish scholar or teacher of halacha (Jewish law), capable of making halachic decisions.
    • 2019, Rachel Timoner, “Book Review: Textual Activism by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz”, in Tikkun:
      Next, R. Moskowitz brings us to the Slonimer Rebbe, a late 20th century Hasidic rabbi, who taught that the evil of Esav was that very sense of completion, the self-perception that he had no need for growth or further transformation.
  2. A Jew who is or is qualified to be the leader of a Jewish congregation.
    Hypernym: cleric
  3. (law enforcement, slang) A senior officer who acts as a mentor.

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Basque

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Ecclesiastical Latin rabbi, from Koine Greek ῥαββί (rhabbí), from Hebrew רַבִּי (rabbi, my master).

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rabbi anim

  1. (Judaism) rabbi
    Synonym: errabino
    • 1571, Joanes Leizarraga, editor, Iesus Christ Gure Iaunaren Testamentu Berria[1], La Rochelle, Ioann 1:38:
      Eta itzuliric Ieſuſec, eta ikuſſiric hec çarreitzala, dioſte hæy, Ceren bilha çabiltzate? Eta hec erran cieçoten, Rabbi (erran nahi baita hambat nola Magiſtrua) non egoiten aiz?
      [Eta itzulirik Jesusek, eta ikusirik hek zarreitzala, dioste haei, Zeren bilha zabiltzate? Eta hek erran ziezoten, Rabbi (erran nahi baita hanbat nola Majistrua) non egoten haiz?]
      Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master) where dwellest thou? – KJV

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Further reading

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  • rabbi”, in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], Euskaltzaindia
  • rabbi”, in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], Euskaltzaindia, 1987–2005

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Etymology

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From Late Latin rabbi, and its source Koine Greek ῥαββί (rhabbí), from (post-biblical) Hebrew רבי (rabbi, my master).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑ.bi/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: rab‧bi

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rabbi m (plural rabbi's, diminutive rabbietje n)

  1. (Judaism) rabbi

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  • Negerhollands: rabbi

Finnish

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Etymology

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From Ecclesiastical Latin rabbi, from Koine Greek ῥαββί (rhabbí), from Hebrew רַבִּי.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑbːi/, [ˈrɑ̝bːi]
  • Rhymes: -ɑbːi
  • Syllabification(key): rab‧bi

Noun

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rabbi

  1. rabbi

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Inflection of rabbi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative rabbi rabbit
genitive rabbin rabbien
partitive rabbia rabbeja
illative rabbiin rabbeihin
singular plural
nominative rabbi rabbit
accusative nom. rabbi rabbit
gen. rabbin
genitive rabbin rabbien
partitive rabbia rabbeja
inessive rabbissa rabbeissa
elative rabbista rabbeista
illative rabbiin rabbeihin
adessive rabbilla rabbeilla
ablative rabbilta rabbeilta
allative rabbille rabbeille
essive rabbina rabbeina
translative rabbiksi rabbeiksi
abessive rabbitta rabbeitta
instructive rabbein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of rabbi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative rabbini rabbini
accusative nom. rabbini rabbini
gen. rabbini
genitive rabbini rabbieni
partitive rabbiani rabbejani
inessive rabbissani rabbeissani
elative rabbistani rabbeistani
illative rabbiini rabbeihini
adessive rabbillani rabbeillani
ablative rabbiltani rabbeiltani
allative rabbilleni rabbeilleni
essive rabbinani rabbeinani
translative rabbikseni rabbeikseni
abessive rabbittani rabbeittani
instructive
comitative rabbeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative rabbisi rabbisi
accusative nom. rabbisi rabbisi
gen. rabbisi
genitive rabbisi rabbiesi
partitive rabbiasi rabbejasi
inessive rabbissasi rabbeissasi
elative rabbistasi rabbeistasi
illative rabbiisi rabbeihisi
adessive rabbillasi rabbeillasi
ablative rabbiltasi rabbeiltasi
allative rabbillesi rabbeillesi
essive rabbinasi rabbeinasi
translative rabbiksesi rabbeiksesi
abessive rabbittasi rabbeittasi
instructive
comitative rabbeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative rabbimme rabbimme
accusative nom. rabbimme rabbimme
gen. rabbimme
genitive rabbimme rabbiemme
partitive rabbiamme rabbejamme
inessive rabbissamme rabbeissamme
elative rabbistamme rabbeistamme
illative rabbiimme rabbeihimme
adessive rabbillamme rabbeillamme
ablative rabbiltamme rabbeiltamme
allative rabbillemme rabbeillemme
essive rabbinamme rabbeinamme
translative rabbiksemme rabbeiksemme
abessive rabbittamme rabbeittamme
instructive
comitative rabbeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative rabbinne rabbinne
accusative nom. rabbinne rabbinne
gen. rabbinne
genitive rabbinne rabbienne
partitive rabbianne rabbejanne
inessive rabbissanne rabbeissanne
elative rabbistanne rabbeistanne
illative rabbiinne rabbeihinne
adessive rabbillanne rabbeillanne
ablative rabbiltanne rabbeiltanne
allative rabbillenne rabbeillenne
essive rabbinanne rabbeinanne
translative rabbiksenne rabbeiksenne
abessive rabbittanne rabbeittanne
instructive
comitative rabbeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative rabbinsa rabbinsa
accusative nom. rabbinsa rabbinsa
gen. rabbinsa
genitive rabbinsa rabbiensa
partitive rabbiaan
rabbiansa
rabbejaan
rabbejansa
inessive rabbissaan
rabbissansa
rabbeissaan
rabbeissansa
elative rabbistaan
rabbistansa
rabbeistaan
rabbeistansa
illative rabbiinsa rabbeihinsa
adessive rabbillaan
rabbillansa
rabbeillaan
rabbeillansa
ablative rabbiltaan
rabbiltansa
rabbeiltaan
rabbeiltansa
allative rabbilleen
rabbillensa
rabbeilleen
rabbeillensa
essive rabbinaan
rabbinansa
rabbeinaan
rabbeinansa
translative rabbikseen
rabbiksensa
rabbeikseen
rabbeiksensa
abessive rabbittaan
rabbittansa
rabbeittaan
rabbeittansa
instructive
comitative rabbeineen
rabbeinensa

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Hungarian

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Etymology

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From Latin rabbi, from Ancient Greek ῥαββί (rhabbí), from Hebrew רַבִּי (rabí).

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  • IPA(key): [ˈrɒbːi]
  • Hyphenation: rab‧bi
  • Rhymes: -bi

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rabbi (plural rabbik)

  1. (Judaism) rabbi

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative rabbi rabbik
accusative rabbit rabbikat
dative rabbinak rabbiknak
instrumental rabbival rabbikkal
causal-final rabbiért rabbikért
translative rabbivá rabbikká
terminative rabbiig rabbikig
essive-formal rabbiként rabbikként
essive-modal
inessive rabbiban rabbikban
superessive rabbin rabbikon
adessive rabbinál rabbiknál
illative rabbiba rabbikba
sublative rabbira rabbikra
allative rabbihoz rabbikhoz
elative rabbiból rabbikból
delative rabbiról rabbikról
ablative rabbitól rabbiktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
rabbié rabbiké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
rabbiéi rabbikéi
Possessive forms of rabbi
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. rabbim rabbijaim
2nd person sing. rabbid rabbijaid
3rd person sing. rabbija rabbijai
1st person plural rabbink rabbijaink
2nd person plural rabbitok rabbijaitok
3rd person plural rabbijuk rabbijaik

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  • rabbi in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

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rabbi

  1. indefinite dative singular of rabb

Italian

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Etymology

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From Late Latin rabbī, from Ancient Greek ῥαββί (rhabbí, literally O my Master), from Hebrew רבי (rabbī, rabbi”, “spiritual teacher).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈrab.bi/
  • Rhymes: -abbi
  • Hyphenation: ràb‧bi

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rabbi m

  1. rabbi
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Latin

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  • R. (abbreviation)

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

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rabbī m (indeclinable)

  1. (Late Latin, chiefly used as an honorific) Master, Doctor, and especially Rabbi
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  • rabbi in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1,309/1.

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rabbi c

  1. a rabbi
    Synonym: rabbin

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Usually followed by a rabbi's name. Compare rabbin.

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Declension of rabbi 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rabbi rabbin rabbier rabbierna
Genitive rabbis rabbins rabbiers rabbiernas

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rabbi m (plural rabiniaid or rabïaid, not mutable)

  1. Alternative spelling of rabi