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Hasid

[hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed] /ˈhɑ sɪd; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ sɪd; Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈsid/
noun, plural Hasidim
[hah-sid-im, huh-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-see-dim; Sephardic Hebrew khah-see-deem] /hɑˈsɪd ɪm, hə-; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɔˈsi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ siˈdim/ (Show IPA).
Judaism.
1.
a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal Shem-Tov and characterized by its emphasis on mysticism, prayer, ritual strictness, religious zeal, and joy.
Compare Mitnagged.
2.
an Assidean.
Also, Hassid, Chasid, Chassid.
Origin of Hasid
< Hebrew ḥāsīd pious (person)
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Hasidic
[hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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