chatuna

Alternative Spellings

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

Definitions

  • 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).

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