[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 Cohanim
[Sephardic Hebrew kaw-hah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew koh-hah-nim, -hah-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew kɔ hɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew koʊ hɑˈnɪm, -ˈhɑ nɪm/ (Show IPA). English, Cohens.
a member of the Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron, having sacrificial, ministerial, and other sacred functions from Aaronic times to about the 1st century a.d. and now having essentially honorific religious duties and prerogatives.
[koh-uh n] /ˈkoʊ ən/
Morris Raphael, 1880–1947, U.S. philosopher and educator, born in Russia.
Octavus Roy
[ok-tav-uh s] /ɒkˈtæv əs/ (Show IPA), 1891–1959, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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)
Stanley. born 1922, US biochemist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1986
/kɒˈhɛn; kɔɪn/
a variant spelling of Kohen

Jewish surname indicating priestly descent, from Hebrew kohen “priest,” from base of kihen “he acted as priest,” related to Arabic kahana “he divined, prophesied.”

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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