• n. A dowry.

Example Sentences

  • "Obviously the more the bride's family could offer in terms of the nadn and kest, the better they could attract a good match (roughly speaking, defined by the groom's lineage, Torah knowledge and study, and family wealth)." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish


  • Y נדן nadn

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      nadan, naden, nadin

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