tallis

Alternative Spellings

tallit

Definitions

  • prayer shawl

Example Sentences

  • "I forgot to bring my tallis to services yesterday."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

טלית

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

Plural among Sephardi/Israeli Hebrew speakers is 'tallitót' (טליתות), while among Ashkenazi Hebrew/Yiddish speakers it is 'taléysim' (טליתים)

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