payyetan

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

payetan

\ˌpīəˈtän\

Definition of payyetan

plural

payyetanim

or

payetanim

\ˌpīətäˈnēm\
  1. :  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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