Meaning of maggid

mag•gid

Pronunciation: (Ashk. Heb.,Eng.mä'gidSeph. Hab.mä&sylpgēd'), [key]
— pl. mag•gi•dim mag•gids.
  1. (esp. in Poland and Russia) a wandering Jewish preacher whose sermons contained religious and moral instruction and words of comfort and hope.
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