What is the reciprocal term for "sandak", if there is one? That is, if I am a baby's sandak, he is my _____?

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    The exact term would be something in Greek since sandak is most probably from the Greek syndikus. In rabbinic jargon it's simply נער or ילד הנימול. In English it'd probably be 'godchild'. – Oliver Oct 24 '17 at 20:02
  • Thanks for the reply. The rabbinic terms you mentioned are more generally about the child, or the child in relation to the brit ceremony. I'm asking about the term for the on-going relationship -- basically, if there is a Hebrew or Yiddish or other Jewish term for "godchild" as you say. – CanisNebula Oct 24 '17 at 20:11
  • @CanisNebula I understand; interesting q. AFAIK there is no such term in rabbinic jargon or Yiddish. Interestingly though, in Yiddish there is an oft-used term "קוואטער אינגעל" but that's reserved for the reciprocal of 'קוואטער', not סנדק. – Oliver Oct 24 '17 at 20:28
  • @Oliver That is interesting to note. I'm finding that anywhere I see sandak translated to anything, it's godfather, so I guess godson is the best I'll find. – CanisNebula Oct 24 '17 at 20:35

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