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[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.
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Also tzitzith.

Origin of zizith

First recorded in 1895–1900, zizith is from the Hebrew word ṣīṣīth
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  1. (functioning as singular or plural) Judaism a variant spelling of tsitsith
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