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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cantor in a synagogue.

Etymologies

Mishnaic Hebrew and Jewish Aramaic ḥazzān, from Akkadian ḫazannu, administrator, mayor; see ḥzy in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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