noun, plural rab·bis.
- rabbath ammon,
- rabbet joint,
- rabbet plane,
Origin of rabbi1
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Examples from the Web for rabbi
Freundel is also rabbi of the prominent Kesher Israel synagogue in Washington.Accusations Pile Up on Top D.C. Rabbi Barry Freundel|Steven I. Weiss|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His office let Rabbi Yehuda Kolko get away without jail time or registering as a sex offender.
He remembered one day when Rabbi Bodenheimer came outside during recess.
Now if he had problems, and felt he was abused he had me or the Rabbi in his Shul to discuss it with.
If confirmed, Rabbi Saperstein will have more than his share of work cut out for him.
The Rabbi took the key of the synagogue, and they went in there together.Yiddish Tales|Various
"He may perhaps come down to lunch," said he, in reverent accents, as if to imply that the rabbi was now in the upper spheres.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
Rabbi; if we had a man who did that in Tkhuma, we should kill him.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
The rabbi counted out two hundred dollars, but before the Wildcat threw the dice the Mud Turtle beside him spoke up.Lady Luck|Hugh Wiley
James summed up the thoughts of them all: "Rabbi, if a man as good as that can't enter the Kingdom, how can anyone?"Men Called Him Master|Elwyn Allen Smith
noun plural -bis
Word Origin for rabbi
"Jewish doctor of religious law," late 15c. (in Old English in biblical context only; in Middle English also as a title prefixed to personal names), from Late Latin rabbi, from Greek rhabbi, from Mishnaic Hebrew rabbi "my master," from rabh "master, great one," title of respect for Jewish doctors of law + -i, first person singular pronominal suffix. From Semitic root r-b-b "to be great or numerous" (cf. robh "multitude;" Aramaic rabh "great; chief, master, teacher;" Arabic rabba "was great," rabb "master").