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tzaddik

[Sephardic Hebrew tsah-deek; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dik]
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noun, plural tzad·di·kim [Sephardic Hebrew tsah-dee-keem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dee-kim, -dik-im] /Sephardic Hebrew tsɑ diˈkim; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsɑˈdi kɪm, -ˈdɪk ɪm/. Hebrew.
  1. zaddik.

zaddik

or tzad·dik

[Sephardic Hebrew tsah-deek; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dik]
noun, plural zad·di·kim [Sephardic Hebrew tsah-dee-keem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dee-kim, -dik-im] /Sephardic Hebrew tsɑ diˈkim; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsɑˈdi kɪm, -ˈdɪk ɪm/. Hebrew.
  1. a person of outstanding virtue and piety.
  2. the leader of a Hasidic group.

Origin of zaddik

ṣaddīg literally, righteous
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