[ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tuh-fil-in; Sephardic Hebrew tuh-fee-leen ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English təˈfɪl ɪn; Sephardic Hebrew tə fiˈlin /
plural noun Judaism.
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Origin of tefillin
1605–15; < Hebrew təphillīn, akin to təphillāh prayer
Words nearby tefillin
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Example sentences from the Web for tefillin
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
These phylacteries (tefillin in Hebrew) are still used by orthodox Jewish men.