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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 of arba kanfoth
arbaʿ kənāphōth literally, four corners
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