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te·fil·lin

 (tə-fĭl′ĭn, -fē-lēn′)
pl.n. Judaism
The phylacteries.

[Mishnaic Hebrew təpillîn, pl. of təpillâ, prayer, from Hebrew hitpallēl, to pray; see pll in Semitic roots.]

te•fil•lin

(təˈfɪl ɪn; Heb. tə fiˈlin)

n.pl. Judaism.
the phylacteries.
[1605–15; < Hebrew təphillīn, akin to təphillāh prayer]

tefillin

Small black boxes containing scriptures and worn on the forehead and left arm.
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Noun1.tefillin - (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin)tefillin - (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
reminder - a message that helps you remember something; "he ignored his wife's reminders"
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During all that driving activity, Century recounts movingly that Barney wore tzitzes, a religious undergarment with long fringes, his tephilin, boxed squares containing scrolled passages from the Bible, and also a mezuzah, a scrolled parchment affirming the oneness of God, which he wore on his belt.