bris

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish ברית (bris), from Hebrew בְּרִית (covenant).

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bris (plural brises or brisses or britot)

  1. (Judaism) Ritual male circumcision.
    • 1974, Phillip E. Goble, Everything You Need to Grow a Messianic Synagogue, page 22,
      This bath symbolizes both a spiritual mikveh (Jewish purification bath) and a spiritual bris (circumcision which makes one a Jew).
    • 1993, Miriam Rose, Miriam Zakon, The Baker Family Circus, Baker's Dozen (Omnibus), Volume 4, page 129,
      The night before the bris, he invited nine of his little buddies to come and say kerias shema around the baby's bassinet. Mommy and Daddy, who flew in for the bris, were so touched, they kept dabbing their eyes and coughing.
    • 2009, Jeffrey Shandler, Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America, page 155,
      Although indigenous visual documentation of the bris was, until the advent of video, limited and often oblique, the ceremony is a longstanding fixture of Christian art.
    • 2013, Ted Falcon, David Blatner, Judaism For Dummies, 2nd Edition, page 109,
      However, if the baby is born on a Wednesday night, then the bris would occur on the following Thursday morning because Jewish days begin at sundown, and the bris is tradionally performed during the day. (Note that the Talmud (see Chapter 3) states if the baby's health is in question, then the bris must be postponed.)

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Icelandic[edit]

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bris n (genitive singular briss, nominative plural bris)

  1. (anatomy) pancreas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brissid, from Proto-Celtic *bris (break), from Proto-Indo-European *bhri-s-, from the root *bhréi- (to cut, break).

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bris (present analytic briseann, future analytic brisfidh, verbal noun briseadh, past participle briste)

  1. to break, fracture
  2. to sack, fire, dismiss
  3. (banking) to cash
  4. (of dam) to burst
  5. (of government) to overthrow

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bris f (genitive brise, nominative plural briseanna)

  1. loss
    Ní maith liom do bhris.
    I'm sorry for your loss.

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bris bhris mbris
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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bris m

  1. breeze

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bris m

  1. breeze

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brissid, from Proto-Celtic *bris (break), from Proto-Indo-European *bhri-s-, from the root *bhréi- (to cut, break).

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bris (verbal noun briseadh)

  1. break, smash
  2. breach

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brȋs m (Cyrillic spelling бри̑с)

  1. (medicine) swab, smear

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bris c

  1. breeze

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Plural form could also be "brisar"