sandek

noun san·dek \ˈsänˌdek\
variants: or

sandik

\-dēk\

Definition of sandek

plural

-s

  1. :  a person who holds the Jewish infant during the circumcision ceremony

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Origin and Etymology of sandek

Yiddish sandik, from Late Hebrew sandīqōs, sindīqās, probably modification of Late Greek synteknos godfather, from Greek, foster brother, from synteknoun to breed, bring up children together, from syn- + teknon child — more at thane


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