dayanim

dayan

[Sephardic Hebrew dah-yahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew dah-yawn]
noun, plural dayanim [Sephardic Hebrew dah-yah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew dah-yaw-nim] . Hebrew.
1.
a judge in a Jewish religious court.
2.
a person knowledgeable in Talmudic law whose advice on religious questions is often sought by rabbis.

Origin:
dayyān judge

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dayan (dɑˈjɑn, ˈdɑjən)
 
n
Judaism a senior rabbi, esp one who sits in a religious court
 
[from Hebrew, literally: judge]

Dayan (daɪˈjɑːn)
 
n
Moshe (ˈmɒʃɛ). 1915--81, Israeli soldier and statesman; minister of defence (1967; 1969--74) and foreign minister (1977--79)

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