tzaddik

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew צַדִּיק (tsadík, righteous person). Many pronunciations and spellings have come under the influence of Yiddish צדיק (tsadek) or German Zaddik.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsɑː.diːk/, /ˈtsɑː.d‌ək/, /ˈsɑː.d‌ək/

Noun[edit]

tzaddik (plural tzaddiks or tzaddikim)

  1. (Judaism) A very righteous person, especially a Hassidic spiritual leader.

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