During his shining moment, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjrSGsNE2Tc) he won with the word "knaidel
," meaning a type of dumpling.
Arvind Mahankali of New York won in 2013 on the word "knaidel
But then what do you do on Pesach when you can't have egg noodles--the matzoh ball or knaidel emerges.
Arvind Mahankali wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "knaidel."
After years of heartbreakingly close calls, Arvind Mahankali from Bayside Hills, conquered his nemesis, German, and correctly spelled "knaidel
," a word for a small mass of leavened dough, to be adjudged the winner of the competition on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported.
The 13-year-old from Bayside Hills, New York, correctly spelled "knaidel
," the word for a small mass of leavened dough, to win the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night.
Parallel examples involving clusters of consonants at the left edge of a word include KHMER, KNISH, KNAIDEL
, KVASS and GDANSK.
Mahankali took first place when he correctly spelled "knaidel
," they still had a formal banquet, dance party and fireworks to look forward to before heading back to the Bay State.
The 13-year-old lad was given a trophy -- he won by correcting the spelling of the word "knaidel" (which is a German-Yiddish word meaning "matzo dumpling").
Until then, if all I have to look forward to is spelling bee champions, I'd rather just drown my sorrows in a bowl of knaidel soup.
All of a sudden, 'Knaidel
', a dumpling served in soup, is getting all the attention.