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or zi·zith  (tsē-tsēt′, tsĭt′sĭs)
pl.n. Judaism
1. The knotted tassels of thread, symbolizing the 613 commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures, attached to the corners of a tallit or other garment.
2. An undergarment bearing these tassels, worn by men or boys. Used with a singular verb.

[Hebrew ṣîṣīt, tassel, fringe; see ṣy in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈtsɪtsɪt; Hebrew tsitˈsiːt)
pl n
(Judaism) the fringes or tassels on the corners of the tallit
[from Hebrew, literally: tassel]
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