Hasid

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noun Ha·sid \ˈha-səd, ˈḵä-\
variants: or less commonly

Chasid

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Chassid

Definition of Hasid

plural

Hasidim

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Chasidim

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Chassidim

play \ˈha-sə-dəm, ḵä-ˈsē-\
  1. 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. 2 or less commonly Hassid \ˈha-səd, ˈḵä-\ :  a member of a Jewish mystical sect founded in Poland about 1750 in opposition to rationalism and ritual laxity

Hasidic

or less commonly

Hassidic

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Chasidic

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Chassidic

\ha-ˈsi-dik, hä-, ḵä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hasid

Hebrew ḥāsīdh pious


First Known Use: 1812



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