or tallis noun Etymology: Hebrew ṭallīth cover, cloak Date: 1613 a shawl with fringed corners worn over the head or shoulders by Jewish men especially during morning prayers

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  • Tallith — Tal lith, n. [NHeb. tall[=i]th.] (Jewish Costume) (a) An undergarment worn by orthodox Jews, covering the chest and the upper part of the back. It has an opening for the head, and has tassels, called zizith, on its four corners. (b) A tasseled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tallith — (Tallis), 1) Kleidungsstück der Juden, beim Gebet in der Synagoge über dem Hemd über den Schultern getragen; es hat die Form eines ausgeschnittenen Rechtecks, an dessen 4 Ecken wollene Quasten von 8 Fäden hängen. Bei den alten Juden war es ein… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tallith — Tallith, s. Taleth …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • tallith — Ashk. Heb., Eng. /tah lis/; Seph. Heb. /tah leet /, n., pl. tallithim, tallitim, tallisim Ashk. Heb., Eng. /tah lee sim, lay , tah leuh sim /; Seph. Heb. /tah lee teem /. Judaism. a shawllike garment of wool, silk, or the like, with fringes, or… …   Universalium

  • tallith — tal•lith or tal•lit [[t]ˈtɑ lɪs[/t]] hebr. [[t]tɑˈlit[/t]] n. pl. tal•li•thim, tal•li•tim [[t]tɑˈleɪ sɪm, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm[/t]] hebr. [[t]tɑ liˈtim[/t]] jud a shawl with fringes at the four corners, worn around the shoulders or over the head by Jews… …   From formal English to slang

  • tallith — noun a) An undergarment worn by orthodox Jews. It covers the chest and upper part of the back. It has tassels (called zizith) on its four corners. b) A tasseled shawl or scarf worn over the head or thrown around the shoulders while at prayer …   Wiktionary

  • Tallith — Tal|lịs (selten), Tal|lit[h], der; , [hebr. ṭallît] (jüd. Rel.): Gebetsmantel: großer T. (viereckiges Tuch mit Troddeln an den vier Enden, das bes. beim Morgengebet umgelegt wird); kleiner T. (kleines, mit einer Öffnung für den Kopf versehenes… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tallith — [ talɪθ] noun a fringed shawl traditionally worn by Jewish men at prayer. Origin from Rabbinical Heb. ṭallīt, from biblical Heb. ṭillel to cover …   English new terms dictionary

  • tallith — tal·lith …   English syllables

  • tallith — The traditional prayer shawl worn by Jewish men …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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