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bris

noun \ˈbris\

Definition of bris

  1. :  the Jewish rite of circumcision



Variants of bris

also briss \ˈbris\

Origin of bris

Yiddish bris, short for bris-mile, from Hebrew bĕrīth mīlāh, literally, covenant of circumcision


First Known Use: circa 1934

Rhymes with bris


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