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.

Origin of maggid

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