shadchan

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shadchan

(ˈʃatxən; Hebrew ʃɑdˈxɑn)
n, pl shadchanim or shadkhanim (ʃatˈxɔnɪm) , shadchans
a Jewish marriage broker
[from Hebrew shadhkhān, from shiddēkh to arrange a marriage]

shad•khan

or shad•chan

(ˈʃɑt xən)

n., pl. shad•kha•nim (ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm)
shad•khans.
a Jewish marriage broker.
[1890–95; Yiddish shatkhn < Hebrew shadhkhān, derivative of shiddēkh arrange a marriage]
Translations
Schadchen
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1210, where he died in 1214), points to effective shadkhanim who were operating freely in northern France by the late 12th century.