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schatchen

[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuh n; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈʃɑt xən; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɑn/
noun, plural schatchanim
[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑt xɑˈnim/ (Show IPA).
English, schatchens. Yiddish and Hebrew.
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shadkhan

or shadchan, schatchen

[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuh n; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈʃɑt xən; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɑn/
noun, plural shadkhanim
[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑt xɑˈnim/ (Show IPA).
English, shadkhans. Yiddish and Hebrew.
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a person who arranges Jewish marriages; matchmaker.
Origin of shadkhan
Yiddish shatkhn < Hebrew shadhkhān, derivative of shiddēkh arrange a marriage
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