tallit

tallith

[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-leet]
noun, plural tallithim, tallitim, tallisim [Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lee-sim, -ley-, tah-luh-sim; Sephardic Hebrew tah-lee-teem] . Judaism.
a shawllike garment of wool, silk, or the like, with fringes, or zizith, at the four corners, worn around the shoulders by Orthodox and Conservative (sometimes also Reform) Jews, as during the morning service.
Also, tallit, tallis.


Origin:
1605–15; < Hebrew ṭallīth literally, cover, cloak

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tallit (ˈtælɪθ, Hebrew taˈliːt)
 
n , pl tallaisim, tallites, tallitot
1.  a white shawl with fringed corners worn over the head and shoulders by Jewish males during religious services
2.  a smaller form of this worn under the outer garment during waking hours by some Jewish males
 
[C17: from Hebrew tallīt]

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tallit

prayer shawl worn by male Jews during the daily morning service (shaharit); it is also worn by the leader of the service during the afternoon service (minha). On Yom Kippur, males wear it for all five services and on Tisha be-Av only during the afternoon service

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