[Sephardic Hebrew ahr-bah kahn-fawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ahr-buh-kahn-fuh s]
- a rectangular piece of cloth with fringes at the four corners and a hole in the center for the head, worn under the clothes by Orthodox Jewish males.
Also ar·ba kan·fot; Ashkenazic Hebrew, ar·ba kan·fos.
Origin of arba kanfoth
arbaʿ kənāphōth literally, four corners
Also called tallith katan.
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