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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.
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Compare Brith Milah.

Origin of Brith

bərīth literally, covenant
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Examples from the Web for brith

Historical Examples of brith

  • Whativer happen t' ye, ye're me Ang'la Ann thot I nursed from yer first brith.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 6, October, 1908


British Dictionary definitions for brith


  1. a variant of bris
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