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tallit

/ (ˈtælɪθ, Hebrew taˈliːt) /
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noun plural tallaisim (tæˈleɪsɪm) or tallites or tallitot (Hebrew -liːˈtɔt)

a white shawl with fringed corners worn over the head and shoulders by Jewish males during religious services
a smaller form of this worn under the outer garment during waking hours by some Jewish males

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Word Origin for tallit

C17: from Hebrew tallīt
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