Judaism the prayer shawl with fringes (zizit) on each of its four corners, worn over the shoulders or head by men during morning prayer: cf. Deut. 22:12
also tal′lith or tal′lis
Origin of tallitTalmudic Hebrew talit, literally , cloak from uncertain or unknown; perhaps root tll, to cover
nounpl. tal·lits, or tal·li·tot also tal·lis·es also tal·li·sim Judaism
A shawl with ritually knotted tassels at each of four corners traditionally worn by Jewish men and boys, especially at morning prayer. Also called prayer shawl .
Origin of tallitMishnaic Hebrew &tlowdot;allît cover from Hebrew &tlowdot;illēl to cover from Aramaic &tlowdot;allel from &tlowdot;əlāl shade &tlowmdot;ll
(plural tallits or tallitot)
- A traditional Jewish prayer shawl.
From Hebrew ×˜×œ×™×ª (talÃt).