Alternative Spellings

tset, tzet, tzait, tzayt, tzait, tsait, tsayt, tseyt, tseit, tzeis, tzeys, tseys, tseis


  • nightfall; the time when three stars have appeared in the sky (short for tzeit hakochavim - stars coming out)

Example Sentences

  • A baby boy born after tzeit will have his circumcision exactly 8 days later (
  • A woman eating outside the Succah can make Kiddush before Tzeis (nightfall) as ... a woman is Obligated to do Kiddush Mideoraita, but she is not obligated to eat in the Succah. (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


צֵאת הַכּוֹֹכָבִים (the stars coming out)

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America



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