leichter

Alternative Spellings

laachter, laichter, laykhter, lachter

Definitions

  • a small candle holder used to light the Sabbath candles, or the candelabrum itself

Example Sentences

  • "I got a silver lachter when I got married."
  • "As with anything in life, be cautious. If you use two tea lights on a large metal tray you will in all probability be just fine. If you bring out your large lachter on a small tray, that could be problematic."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

לײַכטער laykhter 'candlestick'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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