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Alternative Spellings

cheseddik, chessedik, hesedik


  • kind

Example Sentences

  • "The most hesedik thing to say to the person before us" is... (Conservative rabbi's message to pluralistic Jewish email list, 8/08)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, English


Heb/Yiddish חסד khésed 'kindness, benevolence', Yiddish adjective ending דיק- -dik

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America




Not common. This word is not used in Yiddish, but a similar word, חסדימדיק khsódimdik (gracious, lenient) is.

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