schatchen

[ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuh n; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn ]
/ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈʃɑt xən; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɑn /

noun, plural schat·cha·nim [Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑt xɑˈnim/, English schat·chens. Yiddish and Hebrew.


Nearby words

  1. schappe silk,
  2. scharnhorst,
  3. scharnhorst, gerhard johann david von,
  4. scharwenka,
  5. scharwenka, franz xaver,
  6. schatzi,
  7. schaudinn,
  8. schaudinn, fritz,
  9. schaumann's syndrome,
  10. schaumburg

shadkhan

or shad·chan, schat·chen

[ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuh n; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn ]
/ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈʃɑt xən; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɑn /

noun, plural shad·kha·nim [Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑt xɑˈnim/, English shad·khans. Yiddish and Hebrew.

a person who arranges Jewish marriages; matchmaker.

Origin of shadkhan

Yiddish shatkhn < Hebrew shadhkhān, derivative of shiddēkh arrange a marriage

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