gabbai

noun
gab·​bai | \ gäˈbī \
plural gabbaim\ -​īə̇m , -​ī(ˌ)ēm \ also gabbais

Definition of gabbai

1 : a collector of charitable gifts or of taxes among the Jews in talmudic times
2 : a synagogue official especially : a treasurer or administrator of synagogue funds

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History and Etymology for gabbai

Hebrew gabbay collector, treasurer

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“Gabbai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gabbai. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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