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bar-mitzvah

verb

bar mitzvah

noun

Etymology summary

Hebrew bar miṣwâ: Aramaic bar, son; see bn in Semitic roots + Hebrew miṣwâ,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Bar and Bat Mitzvah | Bar Mitzvah | Bat Mitzvah

Jewish coming of age rituals. Bar "בר" is a Jewish Babylonian Aramaic word literally meaning son Bat "בת" is Hebrew for girl, and Mitzvah "מצוה" is a commandment and a law. While this literally translates to "son of commandment" or "daughter of... (42 of 3813 words, 5 images)

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New World Dictionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mizvah

a Jewish boy who has arrived at the age of religious responsibility, thirteen years | [United States] the ceremony celebrating this event to confirm ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Random House Dictionary:

bar mitzvah | Bar Mitzvah [sense-specific]

"bar mitzvah" or "Bar Mitzvah": "Judaism". | a solemn ceremony held in the synagogue, usually on Saturday morning, to admit as an adult member of the ... (25 of 86 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mitzvahed [past tense] | bar mizvahed [past tense] | bar mitzvahing [present participle] | bar mizvahing [present participle] | bar mitzvahs [3rd-person singular present] | bar mizvahs [3rd-person singular present] | bar mizvah [sense-specific]

A 13-year-old Jewish boy, considered an adult and responsible for his moral and religious duties. | The ceremony that initiates and recognizes a boy ... (23 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

bar mitzvah

the initiation ceremony of a Jewish boy who has reached the age of 13 and ... | a boy undergoing the bar mitzvah ceremony. | administer the bar ... (26 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bar-mitzvah

Merriam-Webster:

bar mitzvah [entry 1, noun] | Bar Mitzvah

a Jewish boy who reaches his 13th birthday and attains the age of religious duty and responsibility | the initiatory ceremony recognizing a boy as a ... (25 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bar mitzvah

bar mitzvah [entry 2, verb] | bar mitzvahed [past tense] | bar mitzvahing [present participle]

to administer the ceremony of bar mitzvah to (8 of 25 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

bar mitzvah [countable] | bar mitzvahs [plural]

a Jewish religious ceremony held on a boy's thirteenth birthday, after which he's considered to be an adult in his religious life ; a Jewish boy who ... (27 of 64 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bar-mitzvah

Cambridge Dictionary:

bar mitzvah

a Jewish ceremony held to celebrate a boy reaching the age of 13, in which he's given the religious responsibilities and duties of an adult man (26 of 35 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bar-mitzvah

Wiktionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mitzvahs [plural] | bar mitzvahed [past tense] | bar mitzvahing [present participle]

[Judaism] A Jewish coming of age ceremony. | [Judaism] Someone who has come of age. | [transitive] To initiate someone in a bar mitzvah ceremony (23 of 31 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bar mitzvah

Encarta Dictionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mitzvahs [plural]

the ritual ceremony that marks the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy, after which he takes full responsibility for his moral and spiritual conduct | a ... (25 of 73 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588936​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mitzvahed [past tense] | bar mizvahed [past tense] | bar mitzvahing [present participle] | bar mizvahing [present participle] | bar mitzvahs [3rd-person singular present] | bar mizvahs [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Hebrew bar miṣwâ: Aramaic bar, son; see bn in Semitic roots + Hebrew miṣwâ, commandment; see "mitzvah".

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New World Dictionary:

bar mitzvah

Origin: Yiddish bar-mitsve from Hebrew-Aramaic from Aramaic bar, son of + Hebrew mitsva, commandment

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Wiktionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mitzvahs [plural] | bar mitzvahed [past tense] | bar mitzvahing [present participle]

Origin: Hebrew בַּר מִצְוָה ("bar mitzvah, someone who has come of age")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bar mitzvah

Oxford Dictionary:

bar mitzvah

Origin: Hebrew bar miṣwāh, literally "son of the commandment"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bar-mitzvah

Merriam-Webster:

bar mitzvah [entry 1, noun] | Bar Mitzvah

First use: 1816

Origin: Hebrew bar miṣwāh, literally, son of the (divine) law

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Encarta Dictionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mitzvahs [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Hebrew bar miṣwāh "son of the commandment"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588936​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bar mitzvah [countable] | bar mitzvahs [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bar mitzvah"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bar-mitzvah

Macmillan American Dictionary:

bar mitzvah [countable] | bar mitzvahs [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bar mitzvah"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/bar-mitzvah

Cambridge Dictionary:

bar mitzvah

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "bar mitzvah"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "bar mitzvah"

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Google Dictionary:

bar mitzvah | bar mitzvahs [plural] | bar mitzvahed [past tense] | bar mitzvahing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "bar mitzvah"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

bar mitzvah

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bar mitzvah"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=barmi​01​w word=bar mitzvah

YourDictionary Audio:

bar mitzvah

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bar mitzvah" by speech synthesizer

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