tallith(redirected from talliths)
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or tal•lit(ˈtɑ lɪs; Heb. tɑˈlit)
n., pl. tal•li•thim, tal•li•tim (tɑˈleɪ sɪm, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Heb. tɑ liˈtim)
a shawl with fringes at the four corners, worn around the shoulders or over the head by Jews during prayer.
[1605–15; < Hebrew ṭallīth literally, cover, cloak]
A shawl worn by men for prayer.
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|Noun||1.||tallith - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer|
shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud