tallithim

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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tallith

noun
(Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer [syn: prayer shawl
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