tzeit (TZAYT) listen
tzeis (TZAYS) listen


  • n. 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." (source)

  • "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." (source)

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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

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

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