צדיק

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
צ־ד־ק

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Arabic صديق(friend).

Noun[edit]

צַדִּיק (tsadíkm (plural indefinite צַדִּיקִים‎, feminine counterpart צַדֶּקֶת‎)

  1. (Judaism) A saintly or righteous person: tzadik.
    • Proverbs 25:26
      מַעְיָן נִרְפָּשׂ וּמָקוֹר מָשְׁחָת צַדִּיק מָט לִפְנֵי רָשָׁע׃
  2. (Judaism) A title for a Hassidic rabbi: Tzadik.
  3. (informal) tsade (צ), the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Adjective[edit]

צַדִּיק (tsadík) (feminine צַדִּיקָה‎, masculine plural צַדִּיקִים‎, feminine plural צַדִּיקוֹת‎)

  1. saintly, pious
  2. righteous
  3. (Biblical Hebrew) just, moral

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew צַדִּיק(righteous person). The letter sense is from an alteration of Hebrew צָדִי‎.

Noun[edit]

צדיק (tsadekm, plural צדיקים(tsadikem), feminine צדקת(tsadeykes)

  1. (Judaism) A saintly or righteous person: tzadik.
  2. (Judaism) A title for a Hassidic rabbi: Tzadik.
  3. tsade (eighteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet)