[rab-uh n, ruh-bahn; Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew rah-bahn]
- master; teacher (used as a term of address and title of respect for a person ranking higher than a rabbi).
Origin of rabban
< Hebrew rabbān < Aramaic
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Examples from the Web for rabban
Rab was an inferior title and Rabban a superior one to Rabbi.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
As bishop, Mar Shimun is of course a rabban also, and as such eats no meat.
He was the first to whose name was prefixed the title Rabban (Master, Teacher).
We passed the night in the miserable village of Rabban Audishio.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon
Austen H. Layard
Rabban Ephrem was a handsome young monk, a refugee from Nisibis when that city was ceded to Persia.