bat mitzvah(redirected from bas mizvahs)
bat mitz·vahor bat miz·vah (bät mĭts′və) or bas mitz·vah or bas miz·vah (bäs)Judaism
1. A Jewish girl of 12 or 13 years of age, considered an adult and responsible for observing religious law.
2. The ceremony that recognizes a girl as a bat mitzvah.
tr.v. bat mitz·vahed, bat mitz·vah·ing, bat mitz·vahs or bat miz·vahed or bat miz·vah·ing or bat miz·vahs or bas mitz·vahed or bas mitz·vah·ing or bas mitz·vahs or bas miz·vahed or bas miz·vah·ing or bas miz·vahs
To recognize as a bat mitzvah.
(Judaism) (of a Jewish girl) having attained religious majority at the age of twelve
nAlso called (old-fashioned): Bas Mitzvah
1. (Judaism) the date of, or, in some congregations, a ceremony marking, this event
2. (Judaism) the girl herself on that day
[from Hebrew, literally: daughter of the commandment]
bat mitz•vah(bɑt ˈmɪts və, bɑs)
also bas mitzvah
n. (often caps.)
1. a ceremony for a girl of 12 or 13, paralleling the bar mitzvah.
2. the girl participating in this ceremony.
[1945–50; < Hebrew bath miṣwāh]
|Noun||1.||bat mitzvah - (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility|
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
|Verb||1.||bat mitzvah - confirm in the bat mitzvah ceremony, of girls in the Jewish faith|
covenant - enter into a covenant