sandek

[ sahn-dek ]
/ ˈsɑn dɛk /

noun Yiddish.

the man who holds the child during the Jewish rite of circumcision.

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British Dictionary definitions for sandek

sandek
/ (ˈsɑnˌdɛk) /

noun

Judaism a man who holds a baby being circumcised

Word Origin for sandek

Hebrew
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