Assidean [as-i-dee-uh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun Judaism.
- a member of a sect, characterized by its religious zeal and piety, that flourished in the 2nd century b.c. during the time of the Maccabees and vigorously resisted the Hellenization of Jewish culture and religion.
Also As·si·dae·an, Hasidean, Hasidaean. Origin of Assidean 1605–15; Greek Assidaî(oi) (plural) (Hebrew hasīdhīm pious ones; cf. Hasid) + -an Examples from the Web for assidean Historical Examples of assidean
These were the Chassidim (Greek, Assidean), meaning the pious.
Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris