Tal"lith (?), n. [NHeb. tallIth.] (Jewish Costume)
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.
A tasseled shawl or scarf worn over the head or thrown round the shoulders while at prayer.
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