Pronounced Pron. GORəN [key]
Other Forms FormsGorenstein
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Contributor Contrib.Julia Goren on 11/15/2013
Jewish (Ashkenazic) altered form of HORN (5), under Russian influence; since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g. In Israel the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren 'threshing floor', which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.