Bris

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew bris; English bris ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew brɪs; English brɪs /

noun Hebrew.

Definition for bris (2 of 2)

Brith

or Berith, Brit, Bris

[ Sephardic Hebrew breet; Ashkenazic Hebrew bris; English bris, brit ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew brit; Ashkenazic Hebrew brɪs; English brɪs, brɪt /

noun Hebrew.

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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British Dictionary definitions for bris (1 of 2)

bris

brith (ˈbrɪt)

/ (ˈbrɪs) /

noun

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 for bris

from Hebrew, literally: covenant

British Dictionary definitions for bris (2 of 2)

brith

/ (brit) /

noun

a variant of bris
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