Pronunciation: (rab'un, ru-bän'; Seph. Heb., Ashk. Heb.rä-bän'), [key]
—pl. rab•ba•nimPronunciation: (ru-bä'nim, rä"bu-nēm'; Seph. Heb.rä-bä-nēm'; Ashk. Heb.rä"bu-nim', rä-bô'nim). [key] Judaism.
master; teacher (used as a term of address and title of respect for a person ranking higher than a rabbi).
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