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Kohen

[koh-uh n; Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hen; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-heyn, koh-heyn, koin] /ˈkoʊ ən; Sephardic Hebrew kɔˈhɛn; Ashkenazic Hebrew koʊˈheɪn, ˈkoʊ heɪn, kɔɪn/
noun, plural Kohanim
[Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-hah-nim, koh-hah-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew kɔ hɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew koʊ hɑˈnɪm, koʊˈhɑ nɪm/ (Show IPA).
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Kohen

/kɒˈhɛn; kɔɪn/
noun
1.
(Judaism) a member of the priestly family of the Tribe of Levi, descended from Aaron, who has certain ritual privileges in the synagogue service
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: priest
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