[ Sephardic Hebrew maw-hel; Ashkenazic Hebrew moh-heyl, moh-uh l, moi-; English moh-heyl ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew mɔˈhɛl; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmoʊ heɪl, ˈmoʊ əl, ˈmɔɪ-; English ˈmoʊ heɪl /
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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/ (ˈmɔɛl, mɔɪl) /
Judaism a man qualified to conduct circumcisions
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