tefillin

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noun, plural in form but sometimes singular in construction te·fil·lin \tē-ˈfi-lən also -ləm\

Definition of tefillin

  1. :  the phylacteries worn by Jews

Origin and Etymology of tefillin

Late Hebrew tĕphīlīn, from Aramaic, attachments


First Known Use: 1613


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