chatan

Alternative Spellings

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

Definitions

  • 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." (https://www.amimagazine.org/2020/04/22/through-simchah-separation/)

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

Dictionaries

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

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