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Tallis

or Tal·lys, Tal·ys

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noun
  1. Thomas,c1505–85, English organist and composer, especially of church music.
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tallith

or tal·lit, tal·lis

[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-leet]
noun, plural tal·li·thim, tal·li·tim, tal·li·sim [Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lee-sim, -ley-, tah-luh-sim; Sephardic Hebrew tah-lee-teem] /Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tɑˈli sɪm, -ˈleɪ-, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Sephardic Hebrew tɑ liˈtim/. Judaism.
  1. a shawllike garment of wool, silk, or the like, with fringes, or zizith, at the four corners, worn around the shoulders by Orthodox and Conservative (sometimes also Reform) Jews, as during the morning service.
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Origin of tallith

First recorded in 1605–15, tallith is from the Hebrew word ṭallīth literally, cover, cloak
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  • Tallis had something to say, but he was allowing the Earthman to "adjust to surprise."

    The Highest Treason

    Randall Garrett

  • It was not, however, indelicate to watch Tallis' face closely; it was expected.

    The Highest Treason

    Randall Garrett

  • Tallis, like the rest of the Kerothi, was unbelievably humanoid.

    The Highest Treason

    Randall Garrett

  • "The Board of Strategy asked me to tell you," Tallis continued.

    The Highest Treason

    Randall Garrett

  • "But none of those who had any strength agreed to work with us," Tallis went on.

    The Highest Treason

    Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for tallis

tallis

tallith (tɑˈlit)

noun
  1. Judaism a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers
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Word Origin

from Hebrew, literally: a cover

Tallis

noun
  1. Thomas. ?1505–85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy
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