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mohel

[ Sephardic Hebrew maw-hel; Ashkenazic Hebrew moh-heyl, moh-uhl, moi-; English moh-heyl ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew mɔˈhɛl; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmoʊ heɪl, ˈmoʊ əl, ˈmɔɪ-; English ˈmoʊ heɪl /
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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.

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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Example sentences from the Web for mohel

  • 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
/ (ˈmɔɛl, mɔɪl) /

noun

Judaism a man qualified to conduct circumcisions

Word Origin for mohel

from Hebrew
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