bat·​lan | \ bätˈlän, -ȯn \
variants: or batlon \ bätˈlän , -​ȯn , ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \
plural batlanim or batlonim\ ⸗ˈlänə̇m , -​lȯn-​ , -​ēm \

Definition of batlan

: 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

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Hebrew baṭlān

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“Batlan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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