payyetan

noun

pay·​ye·​tan
variants or payetan
ˌpīəˈtän
plural payyetanim or payetanim
ˌpīətäˈnēm
: an author of liturgical poems forming part of the Jewish liturgy on special Sabbaths and festivals compare piyyut
payyetanic adjective
or payetanic
¦⸗⸗¦tänik

Word History

Etymology

Late Hebrew payĕṭān, from piyyūṭ poem

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“Payyetan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payyetan. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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