tallit

noun tal·lit \ ˈtä-ləs , ˈta- , -lət , -ləth \
variants: or less commonly tallis play \ˈtä-ləs\ or tallith play \ˈtä-ləs, ˈta-, -lət, -ləth\

Definition of tallit

plural tallitot play \ˌtä-lə-ˈtōt\ or tallits play \ˈtä-ləts, ˈta-\ also tallises play \ˈtä-lə-səz, ˈta-\ or talliths play \ˈtä-ləths, ˈta-\ or tallitim play \ˌtä-lə-ˈsēm, -ˈtēm, -ˈthēm\ or tallisim play \ˌtä-lə-ˈsēm, -ˈtēm, -ˈthēm\ or tallithim play \ˌtä-lə-ˈsēm, -ˈtēm, -ˈthēm\
:a shawl with fringed corners worn over the head or shoulders by Jewish men especially during morning prayers

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Origin and Etymology of tallit

Hebrew ṭallīth cover, cloak


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