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Meaning of Cohen

Co•hen

Pronunciation: (kō'un), [key]
— n.
  1. 1880–1947, U.S. philosopher and educator, born in Russia.
  2. 1891–1959, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.

Co•hen

Pronunciation: (kō'unSeph. Heb.kô&sylphen'Ashk. Heb.kō&sylphān', kō'hān, koin), [key]
— pl. Co•ha•nim Co•hens.
  1. 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.
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