Definition of Tefillin

1. Noun. (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer.

Exact synonyms: Phylactery
Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Reminder



Definition of Tefillin

1. Noun. (plural of tefilla) ¹

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Definition of Tefillin

1. the phylacteries worn by Jews [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tefillin

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teetotum
teetotums
teets
teev
teewit
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tef
teff
teffs
tefibazumab
tefilla
tefillah
tefillin (current term)
teflons
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tegaserod
tegengrenite
tegestologist
tegestologists
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teggs
tegmen
tegmen cruris

Literary usage of Tefillin

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1. The Guide of the Perplexed of Maimonides by Moses Maimonides, Michael Friedländer (1885)
"This class includes the laws of Prayer,1 Beading of Shema,2 Grace,3 and duties connected with these,4 Blessing of the priests,5 tefillin,6 Mezuzah,7 ..."

2. The Guide of the Perplexed of Maimonides by Moses Maimonides, Michael Friedländer (1885)
"This class includes the laws of Prayer,1 Reading of Shema,2 Grace,3 and duties connected with these,4 Blessing of the priests,5 tefillin,6 Mezuzah,7 ..."

3. Education in Ancient Israel: From Earliest Times to 70 A.D. by Fletcher Harper Swift (1919)
"The tefillin (sing, tefillah) or phylacteries, are two ritualistic objects worn by males over thirteen years of age when ..."

4. The Jewish Religion by Michael Friedländer (1891)
"reads Shema without tefillin rejects, as it were, his evidence concerning ... Our ancient Sages said, ' He who has tefillin upon his head and upon his arm, ..."

5. Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home by Lewis Naphtali Dembitz (1898)
"Hence, the German Jews generally lay tefillin on Middle Days, while the Sefardim and the Hasidim do not. But before Musaf on middle days of the Passover and ..."

6. Reformed Judaism and Its Pioneers: A Contribution to Its History by Emanuel Schreiber (1892)
"The Samaritans do not lay "tefillin" and have no ... There are two kinds, "tefillin shel (Jad" (of the hand) and "tefillin shel Rosh" (of the head). ..."

7. What the World Believes: The False and the True, Embracing the People of All by Albert Leighton Rawson, George Jotham Hagar (1886)
"The tefillin are made as follows: They take two slips of parchment, and write on them ... One of these tefillin is placed on the bending of the left arm; ..."

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