from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism A shawl with ritually knotted fringe at each of four corners traditionally worn by Jewish males, especially at morning prayer. Also called prayer shawl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An undergarment worn by orthodox Jews. It covers the chest and upper part of the back. It has tassels (called zizith) on its four corners.
- n. A tasseled shawl or scarf worn over the head or thrown around the shoulders while at prayer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An undergarment worn by orthodox Jews, covering the chest and the upper part of the back. It has an opening for the head, and has tassels, called zizith, on its four corners.
- n. A tasseled shawl or scarf worn over the head or thrown round the shoulders while at prayer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mantle or, as in present Jewish usage, scarf-like garment worn by the Jews, especially at prayer. Also talith, talles, tallis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
Mishnaic Hebrew ṭallît, cover, from Hebrew ṭillēl, to cover, from Aramaic ṭallel, from ṭəlāl, shade; see ṭll in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)