arba kanfoth

[ Sephardic Hebrew ahr-bah kahn-fawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ahr-buh-kahn-fuh s ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ɑrˈbɑ kɑnˈfɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈɑr bəˈkɑn fəs /

noun Hebrew.

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.

Nearby words

Also ar·ba kan·fot; Ashkenazic Hebrew, ar·ba kan·fos.

Origin of arba kanfoth

arbaʿ kənāphōth literally, four corners
Also called tallith katan. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019