Pronunciation: ( Ashk. Heb., Eng.mä'gid; Seph. Hab.mä-gēd'), [key]
—pl. mag•gi•dimPronunciation: ( Ashk. Heb.mä-gē'dim; Seph. Heb.mä-gē-dēm'), [key] mag•gids. Judaism.
(esp. 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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