Tehilim

Pronunciations

Tehilim (te-HEE-leem) listen
Tehillim (teh-HIH-lim) listen
Tehilim (Teh-hee-LEEM) listen

Definitions

  • n. Psalms (from The Book of Psalms).

  • n. The Book of Psalms.

Example Sentences

  • "Please say tehilim for my cousin who is in the hospital."

  • "All through the missile attacks we said Tehilim." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • תְּהִלִּים t'hilim

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Tehilim, T'hilim, T'hillim

Notes

  • Reciting one or more psalms is called "saying Tehilim" and is often done as a form of prayer for oneself or someone else in peril.

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