zaddik

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noun zad·dik \ˈtsä-dik\
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Definition of zaddik

plural

zaddikim

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tzaddikim

\tsä-ˈdi-kəm\
  1. 1 :  a righteous and saintly person by Jewish religious standards

  2. 2 :  the spiritual leader of a modern Hasidic community

Origin and Etymology of zaddik

Yiddish tsadek, from Hebrew ṣaddīq just, righteous


First Known Use: 1873


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