Bris

Bris

[Ashkenazic Hebrew bris; English bris]
noun Hebrew.
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bris or brith (ˈbrɪs, ˈbrɪt)
 
n
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]
 
brith or brith
 
n
 
[from Hebrew, literally: covenant]

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