[ as-i-dee-uh n ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈdi ən /
a member of a sect, characterized by its religious zeal and piety, that flourished in the 2nd century b.c. during the time of the Maccabees and vigorously resisted the Hellenization of Jewish culture and religion.
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
Also As·si·dae·an, Hasidean, Hasidaean.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for assidean
These were the Chassidim (Greek, Assidean), meaning the pious.A Thousand Years of Jewish History|Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris