Judaism a person qualified to perform the brith milah, or rite of circumcision
Origin of mohelClassical Hebrew (language)
nounpl. mo·hels, also mo·hal·im or mo·hel·im
One who performs circumcision on a Jewish male as a religious rite.
Origin of mohelMishnaic 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 ℵwl
- One of the (maj) islands of the Comoros