חתן

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare with Arabic خَتَن (ḵatan, son-in-law or brother-in-law), which comes from a root (خ ت ن (ḵ-t-n)) related to both circumcision and matrimonial links.

Noun[edit]

חָתָן (khatánm (plural indefinite חֲתָנִים, singular construct חֲתַן־, plural construct חַתְנֵי־)

  1. groom (bridegroom)
  2. son-in-law

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The term may be used to describe any male who has a party, e.g. a bris, a bar mitzvah or the birthday boy.

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Noun[edit]

חֹתֵן (khoténm

  1. Defective spelling of חותן

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew חתן (khatán, bridegroom)

Noun[edit]

חתן (khosnm, plural חתנים (khasonem)

  1. groom, bridegroom, fiancé

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