maggid

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English mah-gid; Sephardic Hebrew mah-geed ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈmɑ gɪd; Sephardic Hebrew mɑˈgid /

noun, plural mag·gi·dim [Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-gee-dim; Sephardic Hebrew mah-gee-deem], /Ashkenazic Hebrew mɑˈgi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew mɑ giˈdim/, mag·gids.Judaism.

(especially in Poland and Russia) a wandering Jewish preacher whose sermons contained religious and moral instruction and words of comfort and hope.

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Origin of maggid

First recorded in 1890–95, maggid is from the Hebrew word maggīdh literally, narrator, messenger
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