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zizith

[ Sephardic Hebrew tsee-tseet; Ashkenazic Hebrew tsi-tsis ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew tsiˈtsit; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈtsɪ tsɪs /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Judaism.

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.

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Also tzitzith.

Origin of zizith

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

Words nearby zizith

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How to use zizith in a sentence

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

    Zionism's Been Stolen|Hillel Ben Sasson|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for zizith

zizith
/ (ˈtsɪtsɪs, tsiːˈtsiːt) /

noun

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