kvater

Definitions

  • n. 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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