Tzitzit meaning

tsē-tsēt', tsĭt'sĭs
The knotted tassels of thread, symbolizing the 613 commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures, attached to the corners of a tallit or other garment.
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An undergarment bearing these tassels, worn by men or boys. Used with a singular verb.
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The fringes or tassels worn by Orthodox Jewish men, formerly on the corners of the outer garment, now on the four corners of the tallit: Deut. 22:12
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The knotted fringes of the tallit.
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Origin of tzitzit

  • Hebrew ṭîṭīt tassel, fringe ṭy in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Hebrew ציצית
    From Wiktionary