hazan

noun

ha·​zan ḵə-ˈzän How to pronounce hazan (audio)
ˈḵä-zᵊn
plural hazanim ḵə-ˈzä-nəm How to pronounce hazan (audio)
1
: an official of a Jewish synagogue or community of the period when the Talmud was compiled
2

Word History

Etymology

Late Hebrew ḥazzān

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hazan was in 1650

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“Hazan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazan. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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