kvater

Definitions

  • one of the people honored to hold the baby at a circumcision ceremony; godfather

Example Sentences

  • "Yosef is going to be the kvater."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

קװאַטער kvater 'godfather'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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