Pronunciation: (kō'un), [key]
1. Morris Raphael, 1880–1947, U.S. philosopher and educator, born in Russia.
2. Octav•us Roy Pronunciation: (ok-tav'us), [key] 1891–1959, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
Pronunciation: (kō'un; Seph. Heb.kô-hen' Ashk. Heb.kō-hān', kō'hān, koin), [key]
—pl. Co•ha•nimPronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.kô-hä-nēm'; Ashk. Heb.kō-hä-nim', -hä'nim), [key] Eng. Co•hens.
a member of the Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron, having sacrificial, ministerial, and other sacred functions from Aaronic times to about the 1st century a.d. and now having essentially honorific religious duties and prerogatives. Also,Kohen.
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