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Borrowing from Hebrew תְּפִלָּה

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tefilla (countable and uncountable, plural tefillot or tefilloth or tefillin)

  1. (countable) The Jewish phylactery, consisting of small boxes containing portions of the Torah worn most commonly during prayer by Jewish men and some Jewish women.
  2. (uncountable) The Jewish concept of prayer

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