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Definition of the verb circumcise
What does circumcise mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: circumcised | circumcising | circumcises
- cut the skin over the clitoris
- cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys
- example: During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
- entailment: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
Alternative definition of the verb circumcise
- To amputate the prepuce from a penis.
- To amputate the clitoris, prepuce, or labia.
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by Victor P. Hamilton
to circumcise is a breach of covenant. It is the omission of this ritual act that nullifies the covenant, rather than the failure to walk obediently and blamelessly before Yahweh (v. 1). Such a covenant breach is described in the last phrase of v .
Your High-risk Pregnancy (2009)
A Practical and Supportive Guide by Diana Raab, Errol R. Norwitz
The decision to circumcise is a personal one and depends on the parents' values . The procedure is performed either by the obstetrician, pediatrician, or nurse- midwife. In religiousjewish families, it is usually performed by the rabbi at home on ...
Narrative and Identity (2007)
An Ethical Reading of Exodus 4 by Athena E. Gorospe
The failure to circumcise is a foreign. 287 E.g., Penchansky, Rough Beast ...
by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser
The decision to circumcise is the parents' responsibility, although the provider can provide factual information on the risks and potential benefits of the procedure. Proponents of circumcision claim that it keeps the glans cleaner; the chance for ...
The command to circumcise is a command to baptize.
Zions̓ Works (1899)
New Light on the Bible, from the Coming of Shiloh, the Spirit of Truth, 1828-1837 by John Ward
To circumcise means to cut all round, to cut away the foreskin, or former knowledge ; to take away the veil of darkness from the understanding, and this is the circumcision in which a Man is to glory ; see Gal. vi. 1 1 to 16 — ' Ye see how ZION'S ...
Super Mom & Dad by Sarwat Nasim Shah
The best timeto circumcise is the neonatal stage, if the child is completely healthy and stable. The main purpose of this procedure is cleanliness. Scientific studies now state that ...
Essays on Purity in Early Judaism by Susan Haber, Adele Reinhartz
Although failure to circumcise is a clear transgression of the Law, it is not ...
by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski
To describe the “heart” attitude, several writers of Scripture use the verb “to circumcise.” The “circumcision” of the flesh is a physical sign of commitment to God. Deuteronomy particularly is fond of the spiritual usage of the verb “to circumcise”: ...
by Elaine Costello
circumcise circuit board' n. A thin rectangular hoard containing or imprinted with various electronic components and microchips: Insert a circuit board in the computer. □ [Inserting a circuit board in a slot) Beginning with the left flattened C hand ...
by Frances Froman, Carrie Joan Dyck, Alfred Keye, Lottie Keye
circle see: wheel e-nihs-ga:', we-nihs-ga:' wheel; circle; hoop circular see: round de-yotw'e-ng:nih it is round circumcise e-ha-di-neh-wrya'k they (m) will circumcise it [stem: -nehwiya'g- circumcise; consists of: -neh(wa)N- skin, ...
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Scrabble value of C3I1R1C3U1M3C3I1S1E1
The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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