Schatchen
Schatchen Schat"chen, n. [Yiddish, fr. NHeb. shadkh[=a]n, fr. sh[=a]dakh to bring about a marriage, orig., to persuade.] A person whose business is marriage brokage; a marriage broker, esp. among certain Jews. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • schatchen — [shät′khən] n. [Yiddish shatkhn < Heb shadechan < shidekh, to arrange a marriage] a Jewish marriage broker or matchmaker …   English World dictionary

  • schatchen — variant of shadchan * * * Yiddish, Ashk. Heb., Eng. /shaht kheuhn/; Seph. Heb. /shaht khahn /, n., pl. schatchanim Yiddish, Ashk. Heb. /shaht khaw nim/; Seph. Heb. /shaht khah neem /, Eng. schatchens. Yiddish and Hebrew. shadkhan. * * * schatchen …   Useful english dictionary

  • schatchen — Yiddish, Ashk. Heb., Eng. /shaht kheuhn/; Seph. Heb. /shaht khahn /, n., pl. schatchanim Yiddish, Ashk. Heb. /shaht khaw nim/; Seph. Heb. /shaht khah neem /, Eng. schatchens. Yiddish and Hebrew. shadkhan. * * * …   Universalium

  • Marriage — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Marriage >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 marriage marriage matrimony wedlock union intermarriage miscegenation the bonds of marriage vinculum matrimonii nuptial tie GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 married state married state …   English dictionary for students

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  • shadkhan — Yiddish, Ashk., Eng. /shaht kheuhn/; Seph. /shaht khahn /, n., pl. shadkhanim Yiddish, Ashk. /shaht khaw nim/; Seph. /shaht khah neem /, Eng. shadkhans. Yiddish and Hebrew. a person who arranges Jewish marriages; matchmaker. Also, shadchan,… …   Universalium

  • marriage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Legal union Nouns 1. marriage, matrimony, wedlock, union; intermarriage, nuptial tie, married state, bed and board, cohabitation, POSSLQ (person of the opposite sex sharing living quarters), wedded… …   English dictionary for students

  • Cupid — n 1. god of love, Amor, Eros, amoretto. 2. matchmaker; marriage broker, Yiddish. shadchan or schatchen …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • matchmaker — n 1. marriage arranger, marriage broker, matrimonial agent, go between, Yiddish, schatchen. 2. promoter, organizer, developer, enterpriser, planner, setter up, Inf. booster …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • shadkhan — Yiddish, Ashk., Eng. /shaht kheuhn/; Seph. /shaht khahn /, n., pl. shadkhanim Yiddish, Ashk. /shaht khaw nim/; Seph. /shaht khah neem /, Eng. shadkhans. Yiddish and Hebrew. a person who arranges Jewish marriages; matchmaker. Also, shadchan,… …   Useful english dictionary

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