variants or batlon
plural batlanim or batlonim
: an unemployed Jewish man who spends most of his time in the synagogue or study hall or who is available for making up the number required for religious services or for singing prayers in memory of the dead

Word History


Hebrew baṭlān

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“Batlan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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