Meaning of brit milah in English:

brit milah

Pronunciation /brɪt ˈmiːlə/ /brɪt mɪˈlɑː/

noun

Judaism
  • The ceremony in which a Jewish male is circumcised, traditionally performed on his eighth day of life.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Jewish Quarterly Review. From Hebrew bĕrīṯ milāh covenant of circumcision, ceremony of circumcision from bĕrīṯ covenant + milāh circumcision (related to mōhēl).