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 fringe 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;ill&emacron;l, to cover, from Aramaic &tlowdot;allel, from &tlowdot;&schwa;lal, shade; see &tlowmdot;ll in Semitic roots.
(plural tallits or tallitot)
- A traditional Jewish prayer shawl.
From Hebrew ×˜×œ×™×ª (talÃt).