noun (plural kohanim /ˈkɔɪnɪm/ or cohens)Judaism
A member of the priestly caste, having certain rights and duties in the synagogue.
- 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'.
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