variants or payetan
plural payyetanim or payetanim
: an author of liturgical poems forming part of the Jewish liturgy on special Sabbaths and festivals compare piyyut
payyetanic adjective
or payetanic

Word History


Late Hebrew payĕṭān, from piyyūṭ poem

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“Payyetan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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