Brit Milah


Brit Mi·​lah ˈbrit-mē-ˈlä How to pronounce Brit Milah (audio)
variants or less commonly Brith Milah
ˈbrit-mē-ˈlä How to pronounce Brit Milah (audio)
: bris

Word History


Hebrew bĕrīth mīlāh, literally, covenant of circumcision

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brit Milah was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Brit Milah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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