payyetan

noun pay·ye·tan
variants: or payetan \ˌpīəˈtän\

Definition of payyetan

plural payyetanim or payetanim \ˌpīətäˈnēm\
: an author of liturgical poems forming part of the Jewish liturgy on special Sabbaths and festivals — compare piyyut

payyetanic

or payetanic adjective

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Origin and Etymology of payyetan

Late Hebrew payĕṭān, from piyyūṭ poem


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