arba kanfoth

noun
ar·​ba kan·​foth
variants: or arba kanfot \ ¦ärbəˈkänfəs , -​ˌfōs , -​ˌfōt \

Definition of arba kanfoth

: a rectangular strip of cloth that has fringes fastened to its four corners and has an opening for the head and is worn under the ordinary clothes by orthodox male Jews — compare tallith

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History and Etymology for arba kanfoth

Hebrew arbaʽ kanphōth four corners

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“Arba kanfoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arba%20kanfoth. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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