[ hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed ]
/ ˈhɑ sɪd; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ sɪd; Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈsid /
noun, plural Ha·sid·im [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/. Judaism.
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.
Origin of Hasid
From the Hebrew word ḥāsīd pious (person)
OTHER WORDS FROM HasidHa·sid·ic [hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hasid
Ecstasy in prayer and fantastic merriment on days of religious rejoicing, raised a Hasid to a hero among his kind.The Promised Land|Mary Antin
He preached that the first duty of the Hasid consists in reverence for the Tzaddik.