Definition of parnas in English:

parnas

(also parness, parnass)

noun

  • The lay head or warden of a Jewish congregation or synagogue.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Lancelot Addison (1632–1703), dean of Lichfield. From post-biblical Hebrew parnās manager, chief, leader.

Pronunciation

parnas

/pɑːˈnas/