Kohen definition

kōən
A male Jew belonging to a patrilineal line claiming descent from Aaron. Kohanim served as priests in ancient Judaism, and present-day Kohanim are accorded special status in Orthodox Judaism.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kohen
Plural:
kohanim

Origin of kohen

  • Hebrew kōhēn priest Aramaic kāhnā Ugaritic khn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition