צוי, צָוָה 1) to join, attend. Ber. 6ᵇ; Sabb. 30ᵇ לִצְווֹת לזה ed. (perh. fr. צָוַת, v. צוּת; Ar. לצבות), v. צָבַת.—[ 2) to arrange, pile; denom. צִיּוּן.]
Pi. - צִוָּה, צִוָּוה (b. h.) to order, command; to appoint. Men. 44ᵃ מצוה אחת צִיוָּנוּ וכ׳ the Lord gave us one command, its name is Tsitsith. Ib. צַוֵּה עלי ויעשוני וכ׳ give orders about me, that they make me a proselyte. Sabb. 23ᵃ, a. e. אשר קדשנו … וצִוָּנוּ וכ׳ (abbrev. אקב"ו who has sanctified us through his commandments, and commanded us to &c.; והיכן צִוָּנוּ and where did he command us (where in the Torah is it intimated)? B. Bath. 151ᵇ מְצַוֶּה מחמת מיתה one who disposes of his property, because he expects to die. Sifra Tsav, end כדי המְצַוֶּה למי שנצטוה the commander was worthy of him who was commanded; a. fr.—Part. pass. מְצוּוֶּה. Kidd. 31ᵃ גדול מצ׳ ועושה וכ׳ he who is commanded, and does (a good deed, because it is God’s will) stands higher than he that is not commanded and does (a good deed); a. e.
Nithpa. - נִצְטַוֶּה to be ordered, commanded. Ib. 38ᵃ שלש מצות נִצְטַוּוּ וכ׳ three commands were given to the lsraelites on their entering the land. Ib. 38ᵇ כל מצוה שנצטוו וכ׳ whatever command was enjoined upon the Israelites before they entered the land. Y. Meg. I, 70ᵈ bot. אלו המצות שנִצְטַוִּינוּ וכ׳ these are the commandments which were given us through the mouth of Moses; a. fr.