Hassid, Chossid, Chosid, Chasid, Chassid, Khosid, Khosed
- A disciple of a rabbi, not only a member of a Hasidic group.
- A follower in a non-religious sense (ironic).
- Pious person
- Adherent of a Hasidic Jewish group ("A mystical religious movement founded in Poland" (JPS)
- "a Gerrer Hasid, fainted during his pre-wedding counseling session" (http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2012/02/for-gerrer-hasidim-sex-is-a-sin-789.html)
- "one was a chosid by the name of R’ Meir Markowitz who was a chosid of the Tzemach Tzedek and was at that time over 1oo years old, and the other, a chosid from the times of the Rebbe Maharash, was in his 80’s – but R’ Itche der masmid was held in the highest esteem by all" (http://machonchana.org/tag/weekly-farbrengen-2/)
- "He's wonderful, deep Hasid of a priest!" (A rabbi in speaking about a Catholic colleague)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb חסיד khasíd, Yiddish חסיד khósed
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
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).
Plural Hasidim / Chasidim / Chassidim. Adjective Hasidic / Chasidic / Chassidic / Chasidish / Chassidish / Chassidishe
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