KHäsĭd, KHô-, hä-
Chassidim, hasidim, hassidim
A member of a Jewish mystic movement founded in the 18th century in eastern Europe by Baal Shem Tov that reacted against Talmudic learning and maintained that God's presence was in all of one's surroundings and that one should serve God in one's every deed and word.
Origin of Hasid
From Hebrew ḥāsîd pious from ḥāsad to be kind ḥsd in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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