Rab"bi (rab"bI or -bi; 277), n.; pl. Rabbis (-bIz or -biz) or Rabbies. [L., fr. Gr. "rabbi`, Heb. rabI my master, from rab master, lord, teacher, akin to Ar. rabb.]
Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law. "The gravest rabbies." Milton.
Be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.
Matt. xxiii. 8.
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