from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Judaism The 613 fringes of thread, symbolizing the 613 commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures, attached to the corners of a garment, especially a tallith.
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- n. Alternative form of tzitzit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The tassels of twisted cords or threads on the corners of the upper garment worn by strict Jews. The Hebrew for this word is translated in both the Authorized and Revised Versions (Deut. xxii. 12) by the word “fringes.”
Hebrew ṣîṣīt, tassle, fringe; see ṣy in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)