• n. A cross, crucifix.

Example Sentences

  • "As far as I can see these Kippas don’t have a 'Tseylem' (Tslav) on them (at least not from the photos I have seen.) Should I still wear them, even though it’s obvious that it came from a business run by a 'min'?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y צלם tseylem

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      tzeylem, tsaylem, tzaylem, tzailem, tsailem, tzeilem, tseilem

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