Brit Milah

noun

Brit Mi·​lah ˈbrit-mē-ˈlä How to pronounce Brit Milah (audio)
-ˈmē-(ˌ)lä
variants or less commonly Brith Milah
ˈbrit-mē-ˈlä How to pronounce Brit Milah (audio)
ˈbrith-,
ˈbris-
: bris

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brit%20Milah. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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