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Bris

[Ashkenazic Hebrew bris; English bris]
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noun Hebrew.
  1. Brith.

Brith

or Berith, Brit, Bris

[Sephardic Hebrew breet; Ashkenazic Hebrew bris; English bris, brit]
noun Hebrew.
  1. the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child eight days after his birth.
Compare Brith Milah.

Origin of Brith

bərīth literally, covenant
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bris

brith (ˈbrɪt)

noun
  1. Judaism ritual circumcision of male babies, usually at eight days old, regarded as the formal entry of the child to the Jewish community

Word Origin

from Hebrew, literally: covenant

brith

noun
  1. a variant of bris
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Word Origin and History for bris

n.

Yiddish word for the circumcision ceremony, from bris milah, Ashkenazi pronunciation of brit milah "covenant of circumcision."

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