gabbai

noun gab·bai

Definition of gabbai

plural

gabbaim

\-īə̇m, -ī(ˌ)ēm\ also

gabbais

  1. 1 :  a collector of charitable gifts or of taxes among the Jews in talmudic times

  2. 2 :  a synagogue official; especially :  a treasurer or administrator of synagogue funds

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Origin and Etymology of gabbai

Hebrew gabbay collector, treasurer


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