Definition of meturgeman in English:

meturgeman

Pronunciation /mɪˈtəːɡɪmən/

noun

historical
  • In the early synagogue: an official appointed to translate the Hebrew Scriptures into the vernacular as they were being read out.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Dixon (1821–1879), journalist and writer. From post-biblical Hebrew mĕṯurgĕmān from Aramaic mĕṯurgām, past participle of targēm to translate, interpret.