bat mitz·vah


bat mitz·vah
/bɑtˈmıtsvə/ noun, pl ⋯ -vahs [count]
: a ceremony and celebration for a Jewish girl usually on her 13th birthday when she takes on the religious duties and responsibilities of an adult; also : a girl for whom a bat mitzvah is held — called also bas mitzvah — compare bar mitzvah

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  • bat mitz|vah — «baht MIHTS vuh», = bas mitzvah. (Cf. ↑bas mitzvah) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bas mitz|vah — «bahs MIHTS vuh», 1. a ceremony held in a Reform or Conservative synagogue when a Jewish girl becomes thirteen years old, corresponding to the bar mitzvah for boys. 2. the girl herself. Also, bath mitzvah, bat mitzvah. ╂[< Hebrew bath mi… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar mitz·vah — /bɑɚˈmıtsvə/ noun, pl ⋯ vahs [count] : a ceremony and celebration for a Jewish boy on his 13th birthday when he takes on the religious duties and responsibilities of an adult; also : a boy for whom a bar mitzvah is held compare ↑bat mitzvah …   Useful english dictionary

  • bas mitz·vah — /bɑsˈmıtsvə/ noun, pl ⋯ vahs [count] : ↑bat mitzvah …   Useful english dictionary

  • bat mitzvah — bat mitz•vah [[t]bɑt ˈmɪts və, bɑs[/t]] also bas mitzvah n. (often caps.) 1) jud a ceremony for a girl of 12 or 13, paralleling the bar mitzvah 2) jud the girl participating in this ceremony • Etymology: 1945–50; < Heb bath miṣwāh …   From formal English to slang

  • bat mitzvah —    (baht MITZ vah) [Hebrew] A ceremony, usually held in a synagogue, by which a thirteen year old girl who has successfully learned the fundamentals of Judaism is admitted to adulthood.    See also bar mitzvah.    The family showed guests a… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • batmitzvah — bat mitz·vah or bat miz·vah (bät mĭtsʹvə) or bas mitz·vah or bas miz·vah (bäs) n. 1. In Conservative and Reform Judaism, a Jewish girl of 12 to 14 years of age, considered an adult and responsible for her moral and religious duties. 2. The… …   Universalium

  • mitzvah —    (MITZ vah) [Hebrew] In Judaism, a commandment, precept, or rule of conduct taken from the Bible or issued by a rabbi; any commendable or praiseworthy deed.    See also bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • basmitzvah — bas mitz·vah or bas miz·vah (bäs mĭtsʹvə) n. & v. Variants of bat mitzvah. * * * …   Universalium

  • bar mitzvah — bar mitz|vah [ˌba: ˈmıtsvə US ˌba:r ] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Hebrew; Origin: bar miswah son of (God s) law ] 1.) the religious ceremony held when a Jewish boy reaches the age of 13 and is considered an adult in his religion →↑bat mitzvah 2.) a boy …   Dictionary of contemporary English