layn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Yiddish לייענען(leyenen, to read).

VerbEdit

layn ‎(third-person singular simple present layns, present participle layning, simple past and past participle layned)

  1. (Judaism) To read from the Torah scroll during a Jewish prayer service.
    We were missing a baal korei, so the rabbi had to layn.