hazan

noun
ha·​zan | \ ḵə-ˈzän How to pronounce hazan (audio) , ˈḵä-zᵊn \
plural hazanim\ ḵə-​ˈzä-​nəm How to pronounce hazanim (audio) \

Definition of hazan

1 : an official of a Jewish synagogue or community of the period when the Talmud was compiled

First Known Use of hazan

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hazan

Late Hebrew ḥazzān

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“Hazan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazan. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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