or Tal·lys, Tal·ys
- Thomas,c1505–85, English organist and composer, especially of church music.
or tal·lit, tal·lis
[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-leet]
- 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.
Origin of tallith
First recorded in 1605–15, tallith is from the Hebrew word ṭallīth literally, cover, cloak
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Examples from the Web for tallis
Women, say, may organize a bat mitzvah there, and even wear a tallis (though tfilin are still up in the air, I believe).Women: Talk To The Wall
June 14, 2013
It was not, however, indelicate to watch Tallis' face closely; it was expected.
Tallis, like the rest of the Kerothi, was unbelievably humanoid.
"The Board of Strategy asked me to tell you," Tallis continued.
General Tallis shook his head in a peculiarly humanlike gesture.
Tallis had something to say, but he was allowing the Earthman to "adjust to surprise."
- Judaism a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers
from Hebrew, literally: a cover
- Thomas. ?1505–85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy