[[t]brɪs, brɪt[/t]]
also bris n.
jud the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child as a sign of his becoming a Jew
Etymology: < Heb bərīth lit., covenant

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Brith — n. 1. the Jewish rite of circumcision. Syn: Berith, Bris. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brith — brith; brith·er; …   English syllables

  • Brith — noun the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life • Syn: ↑Berith, ↑Berit, ↑Bris, ↑Briss • Hypernyms: ↑circumcision * * * variant of berith * * * Seph …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brith — Seph. /brddeet/; Ashk. /brddis/; Eng. /bris, brit/, n. Hebrew. the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child eight days after his birth. Also, Berith, Brit, Bris. Cf. BRITH MILAH. [barith lit., covenant] * * * …   Universalium

  • brith —    (briss) [Hebrew: covenant] The ritual circumcision of Jewish infant males.    The statistics do not include infant boys circumcised in the Jewish ritual of the bris. The New York Times, March 2, 1999 …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • brith — o, y (G). Heavy; a weigit …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • BRITH ABRAHAM — BRITH ABRAHAM, fraternal order founded on June 12, 1859, in New York City by German and Hungarian Jews. It later attracted also Russian, Polish, and Romanian Jews. The five original objectives set by Brith Abraham were (1) aiding members in need …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Brith Gof — war eine Theatergruppe aus Wales, die von 1981 bis 1997 auftrat und bei ihren Vorstellungen unter anderem die walisische Sprache benutzte. Durch die Arbeit der künstlerischen Direktoren Mike Pearson und Cliff McLucas prägte die Brith Gof den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brith milah — [brit mē′lä] n. [Heb berit mila, covenant of circumcision] Judaism the rite of circumcision on the eighth day after birth …   English World dictionary

  • Brith Milah — Seph. /brddeet mee lah /; Ashk. /brddis mee leuh, brddis mee law /, Hebrew. the covenant between God and Abraham with respect to circumcision. Cf. Brith. [barith milah lit., covenant of circumcision] * * * …   Universalium

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