chatan

Pronunciations

chatan (chah-TAHN) listen
chossen (CHO-sen) listen

Definitions

  • n. Bridegroom.

Example Sentences

  • "Would the chatan please come this way to lift the veil?" (Glinert)

  • "She watched from her window as the kallah walked around the chasan seven times, with only a few close relatives scattered below the deck, where the chuppah had been set up." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Hebrew חתן chatan Yiddish חתן khosn

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      chattan, chasan, chassan, chosan, chossan, chosen, chossen, chosn, chossn, khosn, khossn, hatan

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