E. cantor


[kan-ter; for 2 also German kahn-tawr]
Eddie (Edward Israel Iskovitz) 1892–1964, U.S. singer and entertainer.
Georg [gey-awrk] , 1845–1918, German mathematician, born in Russia.
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cantor (ˈkæntɔː)
1.  Judaism Also called: chazan a man employed to lead synagogue services, esp to traditional modes and melodies
2.  Christianity the leader of the singing in a church choir
[C16: from Latin: singer, from canere to sing]

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1538, "church song-leader," from L. cantor "singer, poet, actor," agent noun of canere "to sing" (see chant). Applied to the Hebrew chazan from 1893.
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