Definition of ulpan
: an Israeli study center for newcomers in which intensive training in Hebrew and cultural subjects is given
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Origin and Etymology of ulpan
New Hebrew ūlpān, from Mishnaic Aramaic (bēth) ūlpānā (house) of study, from Aramaic alaph to teach, train
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