[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English mah-gid; Sephardic Hebrew mah-geed]
- (especially in Poland and Russia) a wandering Jewish preacher whose sermons contained religious and moral instruction and words of comfort and hope.
Origin of maggid
First recorded in 1890–95, maggid is from the Hebrew word maggīdh literally, narrator, messenger
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Examples from the Web for maggid
"Children and fools speak the truth," said the Maggid, pinching her cheek.
The schoolmaster wrote out the envelope, as usual, but the Maggid did not post the letter.
Poor Caminski fell into it—you remember the red-haired weaver who sold his looms to the Maggid's brother-in-law.
After his wife died—vainly calling for her Isaac—the old Maggid was left heart-broken.
How the Maggid would have been stricken to the heart to know that Isaac now heard these legends with inverted sympathies!