טלית

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Suggestions include:

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

טַלִּית (talitf (plural indefinite טַלִּיתוֹת, singular construct טַלִּית־)

  1. (Judaism) A tallit/tallis, prayer shawl; a shawl or cape worn during prayer.
    בבית הכנסת בבוקר האנשים לובשים טליתות
    In the synagogue in the morning the men wear prayer shawls.
  2. (obsolete) A shawl, cloak, cape.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The historical vowelization of this word is טַלֵּת; the modern vowelization is listed above, above the definitions. See the Mandel reference, cited below, for details.
  • The historical plural of this word is unclear. The modern plural is listed above, above the definitions. See the Mandel reference, cited below, for details.
  • Historically, this word's gender was masculine; the gender listed above, feminine, conforms to modern use. See the Mandel reference, cited below, for details.

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew טַלִּית.

Noun[edit]

טלית (talesm, plural טליתים (taleysim)

  1. tallit/tallis