Assidean As`si*de"an, n. [Heb. kh[=a]sad to be pious.] One of a body of devoted Jews who opposed the Hellenistic Jews, and supported the Asmoneans. [1913 Webster]

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  • Assidean — The Assideans (the Anglicized form, derived through the Greek, of the Hebrew Hasidim , the pious ), were a party or sect which stood out against the Hellenization of the Jews in the 2nd century B.C. After the massacre of those who fled from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Assidean — /as i dee euhn/, n. Judaism. a member of a sect, characterized by its religious zeal and piety, that flourished in the 2nd century B.C. during the time of the Maccabees and vigorously resisted the Hellenization of Jewish culture and religion.… …   Universalium

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  • hasidean — or hasidaean Usage: usually capitalized variant of assidean * * * /has i dee euhn, hah si /, n. Judaism. Assidean. Also, Hasidaean …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hasid — Hasidic /hah sid ik, heuh /, adj. /hah sid/; Ashk. Heb. /khaw sid/; Seph. Heb. /khah seed /, n., pl. Hasidim /hah sid im, heuh /; Ashk. Heb. /khaw see dim/; Seph. Heb. /khah see deem /. Judaism. 1. a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th …   Universalium

  • Hasidean — /has i dee euhn, hah si /, n. Judaism. Assidean. Also, Hasidaean. * * * ▪ ancient Jewish sect Hebrew  Ḥasid, or Chasid (“Pious One”),  plural  Ḥasidim, or Chasidim,         member of a pre Christian Jewish sect of uncertain origin, noted for… …   Universalium

  • hassidean — or hassidaean Usage: usually capitalized variant of assidean …   Useful english dictionary

  • assidaean — noun see assidean …   Useful english dictionary

  • hasidaean — I. noun see assidean II. see hasidean …   Useful english dictionary

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