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mohel

[Sephardic Hebrew maw-hel; Ashkenazic Hebrew moh-heyl, moh-uh l, moi-; English moh-heyl]
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noun, plural mo·hal·im [Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew maw-hah-leem] /Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌmɔ hɑˈlim/, English mo·hels. Hebrew.
  1. the person who performs the circumcision in the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child on the eighth day after his birth.
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Examples from the Web for mohel

Historical Examples

  • Here the Mohel was taken to a palace, in one of whose apartments was the child's mother lying.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • He was a Mohel, and had one pointed, uncut finger nail, and every pinch went to the heart.

    Stories and Pictures

    Isaac Loeb Peretz


British Dictionary definitions for mohel

mohel

noun
  1. Judaism a man qualified to conduct circumcisions

Word Origin

from Hebrew
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