Definition of maggid in US English:


nounPlural Maggidim

  • An itinerant Jewish preacher.

    • ‘Incidentally, the great psychologist Carl G. Jung, nearing his death, said that all of his advances in psychology were pre-empted by Rabbi Dov Ber, which gives you an idea of the Maggid's intellectual prowess.’
    • ‘The chassidic master, the Maggid of Kozhnitz, gave this Mishnah a novel interpretation.’
    • ‘Rabbi Twerski says that a Talmid asked the Maggid of Mezeritch how one can fulfill the edict of this Gemara.’


Late 19th century: from Hebrew maggīḏ ‘narrator’.