Bar Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah 1861, in Judaism, "male person who has completed his 13th year and thus reached the age of religious responsibility," from Hebrew, lit. "son of command." As a name for the ceremony itself, by 1941.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bar-Mitzvah — au Mur des Lamentations Bar Mitzvah (hébreu : בר מצוה, aussi appelé communion juive) est un mot araméen qui pourrait signifier : Fils du Commandement. C est l âge auquel le jeune garçon juif atteint sa majorité religieuse, en principe… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bar mitzvah — or bar mizvah [bär mits′və; ] Heb [ bär΄mits vä′] n. [Yiddish bar mitsve < Heb Aram < Aram bar, son of + Heb mitsva, commandment] [also B M ] 1. a Jewish boy who has arrived at the age of religious responsibility, thirteen years ☆ 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • bar mitzvah — bar mitz|vah [ bar mıtsvə ] noun count a Jewish religious ceremony held on a boy s thirteenth birthday, after which he is considered to be an adult in his religious life a. a Jewish boy who is taking part in a bar mitzvah …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bar mitzvah — ► NOUN ▪ the religious initiation ceremony of a Jewish boy who has reached the age of 13. ORIGIN Hebrew, son of the commandment …   English terms dictionary

  • Bar mitzvah — /* */ Bar Mitzvah …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bar mitzvah — /bahr mits veuh / or, Ashk. Heb. /bahrdd/; Seph. Heb. /bahrdd meets vah /, (often caps.) Judaism. 1. a solemn ceremony held in the synagogue, usually on Saturday morning, to admit as an adult member of the Jewish community a Jewish boy 13 years… …   Universalium

  • Bar Mitzvah — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bar. Bar Mitzvah au Mur des Lamentations …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bar mitzvah — UK [ˌbɑː(r) ˈmɪtsvə] / US [bɑr ˈmɪtsvə] noun [countable] Word forms bar mitzvah : singular bar mitzvah plural bar mitzvahs a) a Jewish religious ceremony held on a boy s thirteenth birthday, after which he is considered to be an adult in his… …   English dictionary

  • bar mitzvah — I. noun Usage: often capitalized B&M Etymology: Hebrew bar miṣwāh, literally, son of the (divine) law Date: 1816 1. a Jewish boy who reaches his 13th birthday and attains the age of religious duty and responsibility 2. the initiatory ceremony… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bar mitzvah — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [bar MITZ vuh] a ceremony recognizing the entrance of a 13 year old Jewish boy into the adult world of moral responsibilities. The bar mitzvah is the Jewish boy s great rite of passage into… …   English dictionary for students

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.