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Cohen

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[ koh-uhn ]
/ ˈkoʊ ən /
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noun
Morris Raphael, 1880–1947, U.S. philosopher and educator, born in Russia.
Octav·us Roy [ok-tav-uhs], /ɒkˈtæv əs/, 1891–1959, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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Other definitions for Cohen (2 of 2)

Cohen2

or Ko·hen

[ koh-uhn; Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hen Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-heyn, koh-heyn, koin ]
/ ˈkoʊ ən; Sephardic Hebrew kɔˈhɛn Ashkenazic Hebrew koʊˈheɪn, ˈkoʊ heɪn, kɔɪn /

noun, plural Co·ha·nim [Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-hah-nim, -hah-nim], /Sephardic Hebrew kɔ hɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew koʊ hɑˈnɪm, -ˈhɑ nɪm/, English Co·hens.
a member of the Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron, having sacrificial, ministerial, and other sacred functions from Aaronic times to about the 1st century a.d. and now having essentially honorific religious duties and prerogatives.

Origin of Cohen

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From the Hebrew word kōhēn priest
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British Dictionary definitions for Cohen (1 of 2)

Cohen1
/ (ˈkəʊən) /

noun
Leonard. born 1934, Canadian singer, songwriter, and poet; recordings include Songs of Leonard Cohen (1968), Songs of Love and Hate (1971), I'm Your Man (1988), and Ten New Songs (2001)
Stanley. born 1922, US biochemist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1986

British Dictionary definitions for Cohen (2 of 2)

Cohen2
/ (kɒˈhɛn, kɔɪn) /

noun
a variant spelling of Kohen
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Medical definitions for Cohen

Cohen
[ kōən ]
Stanley Born 1922

American biochemist. He shared a 1986 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the epidermal growth factor.
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