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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Rabbi \Rab"bi\ (r[a^]r"b[imac] or r[a^]r"b[i^]; 277), n.; pl.
     {Rabbis} (r[a^]r"b[imac]z or r[a^]r"b[i^]z) or {Rabbies}.
     [L., fr. Gr. "rabbi`, Heb. rab[imac] 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."

     [1913 Webster]
           Be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your Master, even
           Christ, and all ye are brethren.         --Matt. xxiii.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to
            expound and apply Jewish law
       2: a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "rabbi":
     Levite, abecedarian, authority, baal kore, boss, bwana, cantor,
     certified teacher, chef, chief, chief rabbi, church dignitary,
     docent, doctor, dominie, don, ecclesiarch, educationist, educator,
     elder, elder statesman, employer, fellow, goodman, great soul,
     guide, guru, high priest, husband, illuminate, instructor,
     intellect, intellectual, kohen, liege, liege lord, lord,
     lord paramount, lover of wisdom, maestro, mahatma,
     man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind,
     melamed, mentor, mullah, oracle, overlord, padrone, pandit,
     paramount, paterfamilias, patriarch, patron, pedagogist, pedagogue,
     philosopher, preceptor, priest, professor, pundit, rabbin, rishi,
     sage, sahib, sapient, savant, scholar, schoolkeeper, schoolmaster,
     schoolteacher, scribe, seer, seigneur, seignior, starets, teacher,
     thinker, wise man, wise old man

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     my master, a title of dignity given by the Jews to their doctors
     of the law and their distinguished teachers. It is sometimes
     applied to Christ (Matt. 23:7, 8; Mark 9:5 (R.V.); John 1:38,
     49; 3:2; 6:25, etc.); also to John (3:26).

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Rabbi, Rabboni, my master

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