כוהן

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
כ־ה־ן

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Aramaic כהנא(kāhănā), Ugaritic 𐎋𐎅𐎐 (khn), Phoenician 𐤊𐤄𐤍(khn), Classical Syriac ܟܗܢܐ(kāhənā), Arabic كَاهِن(kāhin), Ge'ez ካህን (kahən), Mandaic ࡊࡀࡄࡍࡀ(kahna)

Noun[edit]

כּוֹהֵן \ כֹּהֵן‎ (kohénm (plural indefinite כּוֹהֲנים \ כֹּהֲנִים‎, singular construct כּוֹהֵן־ \ כֹּהֵן־, plural construct כּוֹהֲנֵי־ \ כֹּהֲנֵי‎־‎, feminine counterpart כּוֹהֶנֶת \ כֹּהֶנֶת‎)

  1. A Jewish priest, a cohen or kohen: a patrilineal descendant of the Biblical Aaron.
  2. (by extension) The first aliyah, traditionally reserved for a cohen if one is present.

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Proper noun[edit]

כוהן (kohen)

  1. An occupational surname​, Cohen.

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