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[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 mohalim
[Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew maw-hah-leem] /Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌmɔ hɑˈlim/ (Show IPA).
English, mohels. Hebrew.
the person who performs the circumcision in the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child on the eighth day after his birth. Unabridged
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  • 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


/ˈmɔɛl; mɔɪl/
(Judaism) a man qualified to conduct circumcisions
Word Origin
from Hebrew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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