/ (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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How to use tallit in a sentence
Some of the women had wrapped themselves in traditionally male religious garments like tallit and tefillin, and others had not.NYC Jews Pray In Solidarity With Women Of The Wall|Sigal Samuel|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST