tefillin

or te·phil·lin

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tuh-fil-in; Sephardic Hebrew tuh-fee-leen ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English təˈfɪl ɪn; Sephardic Hebrew tə fiˈlin /

plural noun Judaism.

the phylacteries.

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Origin of tefillin

1605–15; <Hebrew təphillīn, akin to təphillāh prayer

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