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Cantor

[kan-ter; for 2 also German kahn-tawr] /ˈkæn tər; for 2 also German ˈkɑn tɔr/
noun
1.
Eddie (Edward Israel Iskovitz) 1892–1964, U.S. singer and entertainer.
2.
Georg
[gey-awrk] /geɪˈɔrk/ (Show IPA),
1845–1918, German mathematician, born in Russia.
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cantor

/ˈkæntɔː/
noun
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
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: singer, from canere to sing
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Word Origin and History for eddie cantor
cantor
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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