tzitzit (tzeet-TZEET) listen
tzitzis (TZIT-siss) listen


Example Sentences

  • "I am assuming that Shlomo is Orthodox because he wears a kippah and tzitzit."

  • "Kiss the Torah with your tsitsit when they carry it past you." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • ציצית

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      tzitzis, tsitsit, tsitsis

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