rabban [rab-uh n, ruh-bahn; Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew rah-bahn] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural rab·ba·nim [ruh-bah-nim, rah-buh-neem; Sephardic Hebrew rah-bah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew rah-buh-nim, rah-baw-nim] /rəˈbɑ nɪm, ˌrɑ bəˈnim; Sephardic Hebrew rɑ bɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌrɑ bəˈnɪm, rɑˈbɔ nɪm/. Judaism.

  1. master; teacher (used as a term of address and title of respect for a person ranking higher than a rabbi).

Origin of rabban Hebrew rabbān Aramaic Examples from the Web for rabban Historical Examples of rabban

  • Rab was an inferior title and Rabban a superior one to Rabbi.

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  • As bishop, Mar Shimun is of course a rabban also, and as such eats no meat.

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  • He was the first to whose name was prefixed the title Rabban (Master, Teacher).

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  • We passed the night in the miserable village of Rabban Audishio.

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  • Rabban Ephrem was a handsome young monk, a refugee from Nisibis when that city was ceded to Persia.

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