noun min·yan \ˈmin-yən\
plural min·ya·nim\ˌmin-yə-ˈnēm\ or min·yans

Definition of MINYAN

:  the quorum required for Jewish communal worship that consists of ten male adults in Orthodox Judaism and usually ten adults of either sex in Conservative and Reform Judaism

Origin of MINYAN

Hebrew minyān, literally, number, count
First Known Use: 1753

Rhymes with MINYAN


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