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Main Entry: 1bat mitz·vah
Pronunciation: bät-primarystressmits-vschwa
Variant(s): also bas mitz·vah /bä-primarystresssmits-vschwa/
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized B&M
Etymology: from Hebrew bath miswamacrh, literally, "daughter of the (divine) law"
1 : a Jewish girl who at about 12 years of age takes on religious responsibilities
2 : the ceremony recognizing a girl as a bat mitzvah

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