Hebrew edit

Etymology edit


Compare with Arabic خَتَن(ḵatan, son-in-law or brother-in-law), which comes from a root (خ ت ن(ḵ-t-n)) related to both circumcision and matrimonial links.

Noun edit

חָתָן (khatánm (plural indefinite חֲתָנִים‎, singular construct חֲתַן־, plural construct חַתְנֵי־‎)

  1. groom (bridegroom)
  2. son-in-law

Usage notes edit

The term may be used to describe any male who has a party, e.g. a bris, a bar mitzvah or the birthday boy.

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Yiddish: חתן(khosn)

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Noun edit

חֹתֵן (khoténm

  1. defective spelling of חותן

Verb edit

חִתֵּן (khitén) third-singular masculine past (pi'el construction)

  1. defective spelling of חיתן

Yiddish edit

Alternative forms edit

  • כאָסן(khosn)Soviet phonetic spelling

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Hebrew חָתָן(khatán, bridegroom)

Pronunciation edit

  • (Litvish) IPA(key): /ˈχɔsn̩/
  • (Poylish) IPA(key): /ˈχusn̩/

Noun edit

חתן (khosnm, plural חתנים(khasonem)

  1. groom, bridegroom, fiancé

Derived terms edit