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Meaning of "tallit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TALLIT

From Hebrew tallīt.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TALLIT

tallit  [ˈtælɪθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TALLIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tallit is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TALLIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tallit

Tallit

A tallit pl. tallitot is a Jewish prayer shawl. The tallit is worn over the outer clothes during the morning prayers and worn during all prayers on Yom Kippur. The tallit has special twined and knotted fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners. Most traditional tallitot are made of wool. Tallitot are often first worn by children on their Bar Mitzvahs. In orthodox, Ashkenazi circles, a Tallit is customarily presented to a groom before marriage as part of the dowry.

Definition of tallit in the English dictionary

The definition of tallit in the dictionary is a white shawl with fringed corners worn over the head and shoulders by Jewish males during religious services. Other definition of tallit is a smaller form of this worn under the outer garment during waking hours by some Jewish males.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TALLIT


batholith
ˈbæθəlɪθ
coccolith
ˈkɒkəlɪθ
coprolith
ˈkɒprəlɪθ
cyclolith
ˈsaɪkləʊˌlɪθ
eolith
ˈiːəʊˌlɪθ
Koheleth
kəʊˈhɛlɪθ
laccolith
ˈlækəlɪθ
Lilith
ˈlɪlɪθ
megalith
ˈmɛɡəlɪθ
microlith
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌlɪθ
monolith
ˈmɒnəlɪθ
neolith
ˈniːəʊlɪθ
otolith
ˈəʊtəʊˌlɪθ
palaeolith
ˈpælɪəʊˌlɪθ
peristalith
pəˈrɪstəˌlɪθ
phytolith
ˈfaɪtəlɪθ
regolith
ˈrɛɡəlɪθ
rhabdolith
ˈræbdəlɪθ
urolith
ˈjʊərəʊlɪθ
xenolith
ˈzɛnəlɪθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TALLIT

tallgrass
talliable
talliate
tallied
tallier
tallies
Tallin
Tallinn
tallis
tallish
tallites
tallith
tallitot
tallness
tallol
tallow
tallow candle
tallow wood
tallowish
tallowy

WORDS THAT END LIKE TALLIT

alit
backlit
banana split
candlelit
chick lit
clit
Dalit
flit
greenlit
lickety-split
lit
moonlit
relit
slit
split
starlit
sunlit
unlit
unsplit
whatchamacallit

Synonyms and antonyms of tallit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tallit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TALLIT

Find out the translation of tallit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tallit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tallit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tallit
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

talit
570 millions of speakers

English

tallit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tallit
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التاليت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

талит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

talit
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tallit
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

talith
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tinggi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tallit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tallit
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tallit에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tallit
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tallit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tallit
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उंच उंच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tallit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tallit
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tałes
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

талит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tallit
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Tallit
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tallit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

talliten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tallit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tallit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TALLIT»

The term «tallit» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.281 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TALLIT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tallit

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TALLIT»

Discover the use of tallit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tallit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tzel Heharim: Tzitzit
This highly praised book is the first comprehensive scholarly work in English to address exclusively the laws of tzitzit.
Hertzel Hillel Yitzhak, 2006
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Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the ...
The biblical verse concerning the tallit speaks of seeing the fringes (Num. 15:39); this phrase is taken to mean that the fringes of the tallit are to be worn only when they can be seen, that is, during the day when it is light. Why, then, do we wear ...
Reuven Hammer, 2005
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The Concise Code of Jewish Law: Compiled from Kitzur Shulḥan ...
It is permissible to go out with a tallit that is properly equipped with tzitzit and worn in the normal manner of clothing. But if the tallit is folded and wrapped around one's neck, it is forbidden where it is not customary to wear it that way.36 17.
Gersion Appel, 1989
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An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual
In addition, the tallit is worn during the Kol Nidre service on the evening of Yom Kippur. While Moses ibn Machir, in his Seder Hayom, defended the wearing of tallit and tefillin during the afternoon service, the general practice of wearing tallit  ...
Kerry M. Olitzky, Marc Lee Raphael, 2000
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Iconography of Religions: Judaism. The Jewish sanctuary
During morning (shaharit) prayers, the pious male Jews puts on a prayer shawl known as a tallit (Plate XLIV). Originally Jews dressed as people did in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds and simply wore a tunic and a cloak (known as tallit).
Joseph Gutmann, 1983
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Contemporary American Reform Responsa
WEARING A TALLIT WHILE CONDUCTING THE FRIDAY EVENING SERVICE QUESTION: May a tallit be worn by the individual who conducts a late Friday evening service? (Rabbi D. R. Prinz, Teaneck, NJ) ANSWER: The Biblical injunction ...
Walter Jacob, 1987
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My People's Prayer Book: Birkhot hashachar (morning blessings)
Two garments are worn, the tallit katan (a poncho-like “small tallit under the shirt) and the tallit gadol (the large ceremonial garment worn during prayer). Since the purpose of tsitsit is to “remind you...of all of the commandments,” it is clear that ...
Lawrence A. Hoffman, 2001
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The Biblical and Historical Background of Jewish Customs and ...
TALLIT CUSTOMS The mitzvah of tzitzit assumed great importance because, like tefillin, they proclaimed to the general community the wearer's Jewishness. By the same token they served as a reminder of one's religious commitments and ...
Abraham P. Bloch, 1980
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The Creative Jewish Wedding Book: A Hands-on Guide to New & ...
Tallitot: A tallit is the traditional Jewish prayer shawl worn for morning prayers. Traditionally, brides would present their new husbands with a special wedding gift of a new tallit, which might also be used as the wedding canopy. Today in many ...
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, 2009
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Dictionary of Jewish Words: A JPS Guide
The shroud is white to represent the purity of the soul of the deceased. Jewish men and women may also be buried with the tallit or kitel they wore during their lifetime. tallis n. Hebrew (TAH-liss) The Ashkenazic/Yiddish pronunciation of tallit.
Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TALLIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tallit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Overcoming the Misogyny of Tisha B'Av
Separately, I had been grappling with other issues in my Jewish practice - one of which was whether or not I wanted to wear a tallit or prayer shawl. I had come ... «Forward, Jul 15»
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Looking for a Jewish prayer shawl? Try Old Navy
The Old Navy “tallit” is the latest in an ongoing conversation about everyday clothing relating to Jewish culture. While some of these occurrences are relatively ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
3
Tucson tallit artist: 'Everything is generated by story'
From Providence, R.I., to Santa Fe, N.M., to Tucson, with many stops in between, tallit maker Beth Surdut has always been an artist. Her approach to Judaism is ... «Jewish Post, May 15»
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Design a tallit as unique as they are
Charles Harris surprised his son, Jason, who had his bar mitzvah at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino last August, with a custom rock 'n' roll tallit. After looking ... «Jewish Journal, May 15»
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Prayer shawl is the biggest in the world
The Guinness World Records has certified that Boca Raton Synagogue has the world's largest tallit, or Jewish prayer shawl, at 1,471 square feet. It is used for ... «Sun Sentinel, Apr 15»
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Florida synagogue sets first world record for largest tallit
The Guinness Book of World Records certified a special tallit made for the Boca Raton Synagogue, a modern Orthodox congregation, for its yearly Simchat ... «Haaretz, Mar 15»
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Tallit certified by Guinness as world's largest
In 2013, Boca Raton Synagogue — a Modern Orthodox congregation in west Boca Raton — first used a 1,471.74-square-foot tallit ("Jewish prayer shawl") made ... «Sun Sentinel, Mar 15»
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A Haggadah for 'black-hat reactionaries and tallit-wearing lesbians'
A Haggadah for 'black-hat reactionaries and tallit-wearing lesbians'. Veteran creator of 'Dry Bones' cartoons creates a 'guidebook' relevant for Jews of every ... «Haaretz, Jan 14»
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Personalized tallit is 'portable sacred space,' says designer who will …
Beth Surdut, a designer of tallitot from Santa, Fe., N.M., will discuss the importance of personalized prayer shawls on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the ... «Jewish Post, Jan 14»
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How Buying a Tallit at 46 Helped Me Claim My Place in the Jewish …
I sneaked into West Side Judaica in Manhattan on a sunny afternoon two years ago and stealthily made a beeline for the tallit section in the back, where I found ... «Tablet Magazine, Dec 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tallit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tallit>. Oct 2019 ».
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