layn

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish לייען ‎(leyen), the root of לייענען ‎(leyenen, to read).

Verb[edit]

layn ‎(third-person singular simple present layns, present participle layning, simple past and past participle layned)

  1. (Judaism) To read from the Torah scroll during a Jewish prayer service.
    • It is proper that he who makes the bracha should also be the one to layn.
    • Ruthie learned to layn (read the Torah) and both participated fully in the services.

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