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arba kanfoth

[Sephardic Hebrew ahr-bah kahn-fawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ahr-buh-kahn-fuh s] /Sephardic Hebrew ɑrˈbɑ kɑnˈfɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈɑr bəˈkɑn fəs/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
a rectangular piece of cloth with fringes at the four corners and a hole in the center for the head, worn under the clothes by Orthodox Jewish males.
Also, arba kanfot, Ashkenazic Hebrew, arba kanfos.
Also called tallith katan.
Origin
arbaʿ kənāphōth literally, four corners
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