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).
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.