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tal·lith also tal·lis  audio  (täls, tä-lt) KEY 

NOUN:
Judaism pl. tal·lith·im  (tä-lsm, -l-, täl-tm) KEY  or tal·liths also tal·li·sim  (tä-lsm, -l-) KEY 
A shawl with ritually knotted fringe at each of four corners traditionally worn by Jewish males, especially at morning prayer. Also called prayer shawl.

ETYMOLOGY:
Mishnaic Hebrew allît, cover, from Hebrew illl, to cover, from Aramaic allel, to cover, from ll, shade; see ll in Semitic roots


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