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Kohen

[ koh-uhn; Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hen; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-heyn, koh-heyn, koin ]
/ ˈkoʊ ən; Sephardic Hebrew kɔˈhɛn; Ashkenazic Hebrew koʊˈheɪn, ˈkoʊ heɪn, kɔɪn /
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noun, plural Ko·ha·nim [Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-hah-nim, koh-hah-nim], /Sephardic Hebrew kɔ hɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew koʊ hɑˈnɪm, koʊˈhɑ nɪm/, English Ko·hens.

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Kohen

Cohen

/ (kɒˈhɛn, kɔɪn) /

noun

Judaism a member of the priestly family of the Tribe of Levi, descended from Aaron, who has certain ritual privileges in the synagogue service

Word Origin for Kohen

from Hebrew, literally: priest
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