• n. A person trained to perform Jewish ritual circumcision.

Example Sentences

  • "In keeping with Jewish tradition, the family asked the mohel to circumcise Henry on the eighth day of his life." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מוהל > Y מוהל moyel

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      moyil, moyel, moyl, moil


  • Feminine: mohelet (מוהלת)

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