צֶלַע m. (b. h.; preced.) halting; fall, sin. Pesik. R. s. 13 (v. preced.) יושבים … הצ׳ לבוא עלי they sit and look out, when I come to fall, that they may come against me. Midr. Till. to Ps. III (ref. to בצלע, II Sam. XVI, 13) מזכיר לו מעשה הצ׳ he (Shimei) reminded him (David) of the story of the fall (David’s crime); Yalk. Sam. 151.