טלית

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unclear. Suggestions include:

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

טַלִּית (talitf (plural indefinite טַלִּיתוֹת‎, singular construct טַלִּית־)

  1. (Judaism) A tallit/tallis, prayer shawl; a shawl or cape worn during prayer.
    בבית הכנסת בבוקר האנשים לובשים טליתות
    In the synagogue in the morning the men wear prayer shawls.
  2. (obsolete) A shawl, cloak, cape.

Usage notesEdit

  • The historical vowelization of this word is טַלֵּת; the modern vowelization is listed above, above the definitions. See the Mandel reference, cited below, for details.
  • The historical plural of this word is unclear. The modern plural is listed above, above the definitions. See the Mandel reference, cited below, for details.
  • Historically, this word's gender was masculine; the gender listed above, feminine, conforms to modern use. See the Mandel reference, cited below, for details.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: tallit
  • English: tallit
  • Yiddish: טלית(tales)

ReferencesEdit


YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew טַלִּית‎.

NounEdit

טלית (talesm, plural טליתים(taleysim)

  1. tallit/tallis