noun (plural kohanim /-nɪm/ or cohens)Judaism
A member of the priestly caste, having certain rights and duties in the synagogue.
More example sentences
- The elder of the town, Mattathias, who is a cohen, that is of the priestly class, refuses.
- Some maintain that Elijah is a kohen, who will serve as the High Priest in the days of the Messiah, in the Third Temple.
- It includes ritual handwashing of the kohanim by the levites.
from Hebrew, literally 'priest'.
Definition of kohen in:
- The US English dictionary