Definition of bris in English:

bris

noun

  • The Jewish ceremony of circumcision.

    Also called brith
    • ‘The bris, or ritual circumcision, takes place eight days after birth.’
    • ‘There's nothing new about a rabbi fainting at a bris.’
    • ‘Frankly, those were not the qualities I had previously associated with bris, but then I live in New York.’
    • ‘At the time of the party, the reporter was in fact attending a bris.’
    • ‘Anyone who has witnessed a bris will know they bawl their heads off.’

Origin

Hebrew bĕrīṯ, short for bĕrīṯ milah ‘covenant of circumcision’.

Pronunciation

bris

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