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EtymologyEdit

Derived from the active participle of كَهَنَ(kahana, to predict the future), from the root ك ه ن(k-h-n). Compare Hebrew כוהן(kōhên).

NounEdit

كَاهِن (kāhinm (plural كُهَّان(kuhhān) or كَهَنَة(kahana), feminine كَاهِنَة(kāhina))

  1. diviner, soothsayer, prognosticator, fortuneteller, augur, forecaster
  2. (religion) priest, father, chaplain, rector, prebend, clergyman, vicar, dominie, curate

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DescendantsEdit

  • Swahili: kuhani