American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Judaism The rite or ceremony of male circumcision, usually performed on the eighth day of life.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the Jewish rite of circumcision.
- n. the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life
- From Yiddish ברית (bris), from Hebrew בְּרִית ("covenant"). (Wiktionary)
- Ashkenazi Hebrew brīs, from Hebrew bərît (mīlâ), covenant (of circumcision). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'd * like* to be in bris for new years, but so far I haven't managed to nail down anyone who will actually say that they will be in bris and ergo capable of offering me somewhere to crash.”
“Got several "if i'm in bris" offers, but everyone wavering like hells.”
“Should be crashing at Kate's from 30th, so at least get a few days in bris w/everyone.”
“Looks like my previous plans of being in bris from 28th are starting to dissolve (lack of crash space + ppl being all over the place).”
“And all three were covered with broken ice, logs, and all sorts of débris from the upper valleys.”
“Smooth, upright walls alone mark the place where the work has been done; and the amount of débris is altogether insignificant.”
“Of course, since the word bris can be said to have entered the English language,”
“And while Paul may have been a bit insensitive, the word bris in English probably did come from Yiddish (which more Jewish would have spoken than Hebrew), and the relationship between Jews and Yiddish has been a long and complicated one.”
“The ceremony to keep the Covenant is called the bris -- short for bris milah -- the "covenant of circumcision," tracing back to a deal between God and Abraham, the ultimate father of all Jews and all Muslims, over 5,000 years ago!”
“Jewish boys are circumcised eight days after birth, in a ceremony called a bris where the circumcision is performed by a specially trained rabbi, termed a moyl.”
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There are a few short lists of Yiddish words, but none appropriate to the glory of the language, and none that are open. Thought I'd start one, and would love contributions. I'm tagging as I go, an...
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