sandek

noun

san·​dek
ˈsänˌdek
variants or sandik
-dēk
plural -s
: a person who holds the Jewish infant during the circumcision ceremony

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Sandek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandek. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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