chatuna

Pronunciations

chatuna (chah-too-NAH)

Definitions

  • n. Wedding.

Example Sentences

  • "Zev and Elisheva's khasene is on Sunday."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb חתונה khatuná, Yiddish khásene, Ashkenazi Heb khasúne

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      chassunah, hasuna, chassuna, chasunah, chasuna, chasanah, khasene, chatunah

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