Hebrew: חייט


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Hello everyone,

I would like to know if there's a known etymology for this word. Is it related to actions such as "to cut" or "to sew"? I would also like to know if there are any other names by which tailors are known or even famous idioms that are related to tailors and the art of tailoring.

Thank you so much for your time and help.
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  • It comes from חוט = thread.
    Thank you so much for your answer. It somehow baffles me that the root seems to make no mention of typical actions of a tailor, such as cutting or sewing. Perhaps there's another term that is less used?

    Thanks in advance for your help.