Hasid

noun

Ha·​sid ˈha-səd How to pronounce Hasid (audio) ˈḵä- How to pronounce Hasid (audio)
variants or less commonly Chasid or Chassid
plural Hasidim also Chasidim or Chassidim ˈha-sə-dəm How to pronounce Hasid (audio)
ḵä-ˈsē-
1
: a member of a Jewish sect of the second century b.c. opposed to Hellenism and devoted to the strict observance of the ritual law
2
or less commonly Hassid
ˈha-səd How to pronounce Hasid (audio)
ˈḵä-
: a member of a Jewish mystical sect founded in Poland about 1750 in opposition to rationalism and ritual laxity
Hasidic adjective
or less commonly Hassidic or Chasidic or Chassidic
ha-ˈsi-dik How to pronounce Hasid (audio)
hä-,
ḵä-

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew ḥāsīdh pious

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hasid was in 1812

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“Hasid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hasid. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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