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 (tsē-tsēt′, tsĭt′sĭs)
pl.n. Judaism
Variant of tzitzit.
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(ˈtsɪtsɪs; tsiːˈtsiːt)
(Judaism) (functioning as singular or plural) Judaism a variant spelling of tsitsith
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(ˈtsɪt sɪs, tsiˈtsit)

n.pl. Judaism.
the fringes or tassels formerly worn on the outer garment and now worn at the four corners of the tallith.
[1670–80; < Hebrew ṣīṣīth]
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