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mo·hel (mō′hĕl, -ĕl, moil)
n. pl. mo·hels
also mo·hal·im (-hä-lēm′)
or mo·hel·im (-hĕ-lēm′, -ĕ-)
One who performs circumcision on a Jewish male as a religious rite.
[Mishnaic Hebrew môhēl
, active participle of māhal
, to circumcise
, from Aramaic məhal
, by-form of Biblical Hebrew māl
(perhaps originally "to remove the front"
), perhaps from môl
, in front
; see ʔwl
in Semitic roots
mohel (ˈmɔɛl; mɔɪl)
(Judaism) Judaism a man qualified to conduct circumcisions
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