/ (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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Example sentences from the Web for tallit
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