Definitions for tallithˈtɑ lɪs; Heb. tɑˈlit; tɑˈleɪ sɪm, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Heb. tɑ liˈtim

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tal•lithˈtɑ lɪs; Heb. tɑˈlit; tɑˈleɪ sɪm, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Heb. tɑ liˈtim(n.)(pl.)tal•li•thim, tal•li•tim

or tal•lit

  1. a shawl with fringes at the four corners, worn around the shoulders or over the head by Jews during prayer.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of tallith:

1605–15; < Heb ṭallīth lit., cover, cloak

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prayer shawl, tallith, tallis(noun)

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


  1. tallith(Noun)

    An undergarment worn by orthodox Jews. It covers the chest and upper part of the back. It has tassels (called zizith) on its four corners.

  2. tallith(Noun)

    A tasseled shawl or scarf worn over the head or thrown around the shoulders while at prayer.


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