zizith

[Sephardic Hebrew tsee-tseet; Ashkenazic Hebrew tsi-tsis]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Judaism.
  1. the fringes or tassels formerly worn at the corners of the outer garment and now worn at the four corners of the tallith and the arba kanfoth.
Also tzitzith.

Origin of zizith

First recorded in 1895–1900, zizith is from the Hebrew word ṣīṣīth
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Contemporary Examples of zizith

  • "He [me, HBS] looks like us with his Kippah and Zizith," he told his younger brother who was standing there, quite bewildered.

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    Zionism's Been Stolen

    Hillel Ben Sasson

    March 23, 2012


British Dictionary definitions for zizith

zizith

noun
  1. (functioning as singular or plural) Judaism a variant spelling of tsitsith
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