Hasid

noun Ha·sid \ˈha-səd, ˈḵä-\

Definition of Hasid

plural

Hasidim

play also

Chasidim

or

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 less commonly Hassid :  a member of a Jewish mystical sect founded in Poland about 1750 in opposition to rationalism and ritual laxity

Hasidic

less commonly

Hassidic

play or

Chasidic

or

Chassidic

\ha-ˈsi-dik, hä-, ḵä-\ adjective

Variants of hasid

less commonly

Chasid

or

Chassid

play \ˈha-səd, ˈḵä-\

Origin and Etymology of hasid

Hebrew ḥāsīdh pious


First Known Use: 1812


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