Dreydl (LKT)

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“Was the frejlaxs known under different names in various locales: frejlaxs, hopke, skocne, karahod, redl, drejdl, kajlexikes, rikudl, etc.? What did they call it in your area?” Beregovski 1937 [=Beregovski/Slobin 1982, p. 546]

“A little dance for men only at a wedding and on Simkhes-Torah with the hakafot. When it was announced the women also knew it as a karahod. Reyzen 1945, p. 3

See Freylekhs, Karahod, and Tants-nign.