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Kohen

[ koh-uhn; Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hen; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-heyn, koh-heyn, koin ]

noun

, plural Ko·ha·nim [kaw-hah-, neem, koh-hah-, nim, koh-, hah, -nim], English Ko·hens.


Kohen

/ kɒˈhɛn; kɔɪn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Kohen1

from Hebrew, literally: priest
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Example Sentences

“All he would have had to do was a quick search online,” observes Kohen.

As Kohen points out to The Daily Beast, Dawkins never actually apologizes for what he said.

Indeed, as Kohen points out in a blog post, the numbers suggest the opposite.

I urge my colleagues to pick up the siddur and heed its words as disciples of Aaron the kohen.

Dr. Ari Kohen, a professor at the University of Nebraska agrees with this sentiment.

Kohen-Zedek then endeavored to deprive the Exilarchate of its little remnant of power.

Meanwhile matters took a favorable turn for the banished Exilarch, by which he was able to frustrate the plans of Kohen-Zedek.

Kohen-Zedek signed without objection; Saadiah, however, would not countenance the injustice.

The Kohen seemed to pass most of his time in making new contrivances for my happiness.

I made rapid progress, and while she was absent I sought out others, especially the Kohen, with whom to practice.

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