bris

noun \ˈbris\
variants: or less commonly

briss

\ˈbris\

Definition of bris

  1. :  the Jewish rite of circumcision

Origin and Etymology of bris

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


First Known Use: circa 1934

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