Kahan

/kan/ (say kahn)

noun
Louis, 1905–2002, Australian portrait painter, illustrator, stage designer and draftsman, born in Austria; awarded the Archibald Prize in 1962 for his portrait of Patrick White.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kahan — is located in Kohlu District of Balochistan, Pakistan. Kahan is famous for being the native village of Nawab Khair Baksh Marri, the Nawab of Kohlu Agency. After the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti in nearby Tartani, Kahan also gained media… …   Wikipedia

  • Kahan — ist der Familienname von: Bente Kahan (* 1958), norwegische Schauspielerin und Musikerin Jitzchak Kahan (1913 1985), israelischer Jurist und Richter Steve Kahan (* 1930), US amerikanischer Schauspieler William Kahan (* 1933), kanadischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kahan — Kahan, Stadt in Tenasserim (Hinterindien), unweit Mergui; Zinnminen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kahan — This name has two distinct possible origins, the first being a Jewish name from the Hewbrew Kohen , a priest. Variations of this are, Kohn, Kahen, Kahn, Kahan and Kahane. However not all Jews bearing this name belong to the priestly caste,… …   Surnames reference

  • KAHAN, LOUIS — (1905–2002), Australian portraitist. Kahan, who was born in Vienna, originally studied tailoring and dress design. He showed a talent for portraiture and this was fostered during World War II, when as a member of the French Foreign Legion, he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KAHAN, BARUCH MORDECAI — (pseudonym P. Virgily; 1883–1936), Bundist, born in Mogilev, Belorussia. His father Isaac, a wealthy Ḥasid, was the brother of mordecai b. hillel hacohen . Kahan, who studied in a yeshivah, joined the bund in Gomel, Belorussia, at the age of 18,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KAHAN, SALOMON — (1896–1965), Yiddish essayist and musicologist. Born in Bialystok, he was educated in Warsaw and Berlin and immigrated to Mexico City in 1921 where he was professor of the history of modern civilization at the Mexican National Teachers College… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KAHAN COMMISSION — KAHAN COMMISSION, commission set up by the Israeli government on Sept. 28, 1982, to investigate the atrocities committed by a unit of Lebanon forces against the civilian population in the Sabra and Shatilla camps adjacent to Beirut between Sept.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kahan summation algorithm — In numerical analysis, the Kahan summation algorithm (also known as compensated summation) significantly reduces the numerical error in the total obtained by adding a sequence of finite precision floating point numbers, compared to the obvious… …   Wikipedia

  • Kahan Commission — Front page of Kahan Commission report The Kahan Commission (ועדת כהן), formally known as the Commission of Inquiry into the Events at the Refugee Camps in Beirut, was established by the Israeli government on 28 September 1982, to investigate the… …   Wikipedia

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