tallith

[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-leet] /Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈtɑ lɪs; Sephardic Hebrew tɑˈlit/
noun, plural tallithim, tallitim, tallisim
[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lee-sim, -ley-, tah-luh-sim; Sephardic Hebrew tah-lee-teem] /Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tɑˈli sɪm, -ˈleɪ-, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Sephardic Hebrew tɑ liˈtim/ (Show IPA).
Judaism.
1.
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
British Dictionary definitions for tallith
tallis or tallith (ˈtɑlis, tɑˈlit)
 
n
Judaism a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers
 
[from Hebrew, literally: a cover]
 
tallith or tallith
 
n
 
[from Hebrew, literally: a cover]

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prayerprayer 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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