[Ashkenazic Hebrew bris; English bris]
or Berith, Brit, Bris
[Sephardic Hebrew breet; Ashkenazic Hebrew bris; English bris, brit]
- 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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Examples from the Web for bris
At the time of his bris, she was recovering from a C-section and unable to attend.
But each of these boys underwent a bris that followed an ancient ritual not widely practiced outside the ultra-Orthodox community.
But then again, Haredi children are the key to “Jewish continuity”… so yea, Commentary will be coming to the bris.Welfare Reform? Not For The Orthodox
June 13, 2012
Saint Bris shouts the recitative which summons the Catholics to vengeance.A Winter Amid the Ice
Bris′tol-brick, an earthy material for scouring cutlery, like bath-brick; Bris′tol-dī′amond, a kind of crystal found near Bristol.
Febris (Fe′bris) (fever), one of the evil deities, was worshiped that she might not do harm.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
Edward S. Ellis
Bris'sotin, one of the followers of Jean Pierre Brissot, an advanced revolutionist.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
On another fan (bris) the three orders of clerg, noblesse, and Tiers tat appear represented by single figures in medallions.History of the Fan
George Woolliscroft Rhead
- Judaism ritual circumcision of male babies, usually at eight days old, regarded as the formal entry of the child to the Jewish community
from Hebrew, literally: covenant
- a variant of bris
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Word Origin and History for bris
Yiddish word for the circumcision ceremony, from bris milah, Ashkenazi pronunciation of brit milah "covenant of circumcision."
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