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 (sä′də, tsä′-, -dē) also tsa·de (tsä′də, -dē)
The 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew ṣādē, ṣādê, of Phoenician origin.]


(ˈsɑːdiː; ˈtsɑːdiː; Hebrew ˈtsadiː) ,




(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 18th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (צ or, at the end of a word ץ), transliterated as s or ts and pronounced more or less like English s or ts with pharyngeal articulation


(ˈsɑ di, -də, ˈtsɑ di)

also sa•di



n., pl. -dhes also -dis.
the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1895–1900; < Hebrew ṣādhē]
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Noun1.sadhe - the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew script - a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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At the time of his release, someone called Ngampo Tsadi (rngam po tsha dhi) was appointed a magistrate of Lhasa and his colleague was Shodrung Gogkhar (sgog mkhar).
tav, samekh, tsadi, and sin became th, which then became f,
aleph kaf lamed, "Food for Thought"; dalet yod nun, "Res Ipsa Loquitur;" heh peh kaf "au contraire"; nun heh gimmel, "The Custom is Always Right;" tsadi dalet kof "Doing What Comes Judicially;" shin kaf het, "Fuhgehdahboudit.