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Circumcise   /sˈərkəmsˌaɪz/   Listen
Circumcise

verb
(past & past part. circumcised; pres. part. circumcising)
1.
Cut the skin over the clitoris.
2.
Cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys.






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"Circumcise" Quotes from Famous Books



... a slight refection, For which he owned a present appetite, He doubted not a few hours of reflection Would reconcile him to the business quite." "Will it?" said Juan, sharply: "Strike me dead, But they as soon shall circumcise my head![fe] ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6 • Lord Byron

... our day do as this one was commanded? Shall we keep the law of Moses, circumcise our children and baptize with water, because Jesus sanctioned ...
— Water Baptism • James H. Moon

... and injures the sinew of his thigh during the wrestling, and for this reason the children of Israel do not eat thereof. In the following story it is explained how it came about that the Israelites circumcise young boys (Exodus iv. 25 seq.). As Moses was returning from Midian to Goshen, he spent a night on the road, and Jehovah fell upon him with the intention of killing him. His wife, Zipporah, however, took a flint and cut off the foreskin of her son, and touched Moses L:RAGLFYW with it, saying, ...
— Prolegomena to the History of Israel • Julius Wellhausen

... They circumcise the Males at 11 or 12 Years of Age, or older; and many are circumcised at once. This Ceremony is performed with a great deal of Solemnity. There had been no Circumcision for some Years before our being here; and then there was one for Raja Laut's Son. They ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898—Volume 39 of 55 • Various

... the practice to circumcise at the age of thirteen years, this being the age of Ishmael at his circumcision by his father, Abraham. The Arabs practiced circumcision long before the advent of Mohammed, who was himself circumcised. Pococke mentions a tradition which ascribes ...
— History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present - Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance • Peter Charles Remondino



Words linked to "Circumcise" :   withdraw, take away, remove, take, cut, circumcision



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