HyperDic: circumcision

English > 3 senses of the word Circumcision / circumcision:
NOUNtimeCircumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, January 1(Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus
actcircumcisionthe act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
actcircumcisionthe act of circumcising
Circumcision / circumcision > pronunciation
Soundsser.kahmsih'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Circumcision: 3 senses > noun 1, time
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st.
SynonymsFeast of the Circumcision, January 1
CategoryAnglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of EnglandThe national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs)
Roman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Broaderfeast day, fete dayA day designated for feasting
Spanish1 de enero, circuncisión, fiesta de la circuncisión
English > circumcision: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite.
NarrowerBerith, Berit, Brith, Bris, BrissThe Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life
Broaderrite, religious riteAn established ceremony prescribed by a religion
Spanishcircuncisión
Catalancircumcisió
Verbscircumcisecut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys
English > circumcision: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males.
Broaderabscission, cutting offThe act of cutting something off
Spanishcircuncisión
Catalancircumcisió
Verbscircumcisecut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys

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