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What is the etymology of the word "Kvater"? Kvater is what we call the person that carries the baby boy into a Bris.

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According to this article, it is from the Medieval German word, Gottvater (godfather).

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Wikipedia agrees with this one (though disagrees on the spelling... "Kvater is etymologically derived from the German Gevatter ("godfather")." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godparent#Judaism ... It is much less of a jump from Gevatter to kvater than it would be from Gottvater to kvater. – SeanJA Jan 19 '12 at 3:02
@Seanja Gevatter could be the bridge between the two. – Seth J Jan 19 '12 at 3:09

This post claims that it comes from "kavod tir" (Yiddish: honor at the door), although I haven't found this in his cited source, Ohel Rachel by R. Chaim Liberman.

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