variant of tzitzit

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  • Zizith — i zith, n. pl. [Heb. ts[=i]tsith.] The tassels of twisted cords or threads on the corners of the upper garment worn by strict Jews. The Hebrew for this word is translated in both the Authorized and Revised Versions ( Deut. xxii. 12) by the word… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zizith — (Denk , Schaufäden), Schnüre, welche an den Ecken der Gewänder (nach den Rabbinen aber blos viereckiger Kleider) der jüdischen Männer befestigt sein sollen, um durch den Anblick derselben sich an die Gebote Gottes zu erinnern u. von Sünde zu… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Zizith — Zizith, Zizis, Schnüre, welche in den Ecken der jüdischen Männerkleider angebracht sein und durch ihren Anblick an die Gebote Gottes erinnern sollen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • zizith — ⇒ZIZITH, voir TSITSITH …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • zizith — Seph. Heb. /tsee tseet /; Ashk. Heb. /tsi tsis/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Judaism. the fringes or tassels formerly worn at the corners of the outer garment and now worn at the four corners of the tallith and the arba kanfoth. Also,… …   Universalium

  • zizith — zi·zith …   English syllables

  • zizith — zi•zith or zi•zit or tzitzith [[t]ˈtsɪt sɪs, tsiˈtsit[/t]] n. pl. Judaism. jud the fringes or tassels formerly worn on the outer garment and now worn at the four corners of the tallith • Etymology: 1670–80; < Heb ṣīṣīth …   From formal English to slang

  • zizith — The fringes at the corners of a tallith …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • zizith — /ˈtsɪtsɪs/ (say tsitsis), /ˈtsitsit/ (say tseetseet) plural noun the fringes or tassels of entwined blue and white threads at the four corners of the tallith. {Hebrew} …   Australian English dictionary

  • zizith — …   Useful english dictionary

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