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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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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

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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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