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[Mishnaic Hebrew təpillîn, pl. of təpillâ, prayer, from Hebrew hitpallēl, to pray; see pll in Semitic roots.]
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te•fil•lin(təˈfɪl ɪn; Heb. tə fiˈlin)
[1605–15; < Hebrew təphillīn, akin to təphillāh prayer]
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Small black boxes containing scriptures and worn on the forehead and left arm.
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|Noun||1.||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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