Cohen

Cohen

[koh-uhn]
noun
1.
Morris Raphael, 1880–1947, U.S. philosopher and educator, born in Russia.
2.
Octavus Roy [ok-tav-uhs] , 1891–1959, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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Cohen

[koh-uhn; Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hen Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-heyn, koh-heyn, koin] ,
noun, plural Cohanim [Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-hah-nim, -hah-nim] . English, Cohens.
a member of the Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron, having sacrificial, ministerial, and other sacred functions from Aaronic times to about the 1st century a.d. and now having essentially honorific religious duties and prerogatives.
Also, Kohen.


Origin:
< Hebrew kōhēn priest

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Cohen1 (ˈkəʊən)
 
n
1.  Leonard. born 1934, Canadian singer, songwriter, and poet; recordings include Songs of Leonard Cohen (1968), Songs of Love and Hate (1971), I'm Your Man (1988), and Ten New Songs (2001)
2.  Stanley. born 1922, US biochemist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1986

Cohen2 (kɒˈhɛn, kɔɪn)
 
n
a variant spelling of Kohen

Kohen or Cohen (kɒˈhɛn, kɔɪn, kɒˈhɛn, kɔɪn)
 
n
Judaism a member of the priestly family of the Tribe of Levi, descended from Aaron, who has certain ritual privileges in the synagogue service
 
[from Hebrew, literally: priest]
 
Cohen or Cohen
 
n
 
[from Hebrew, literally: priest]

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Cohen
Jewish surname indicating priestly descent, from Heb. kohen "priest," from base of kihen "he acted as priest," rel. to Arabic kahana "he divined, prophesied."
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Cohen Co·hen (kō'ən), Stanley. Born 1922.

American biochemist. He shared a 1986 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the epidermal growth factor.

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