כהן to serve as a priest, to officiate.
    — Pi. - כִּהֵן 1 he ministered as a priest; 2 he was or became a priest; NH 3 he officiated.
    — Nith. - נִתְכַּהֵן he became a priest. [Denominated from כֹּהֵן. This base is prob. related to כון (= to set up, establish), so that כֹּהֵן would prob. denote the man standing before. For sense development cp. Arab. kāhana (= he helped, assisted).] Derivatives: כִּהוּן, כְּהֻנָּה.