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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin).

Usage examples (24)
  • The word phylactery comes from a word signifying to keep, preserve, or guard.
  • Those ribbons got the name of phylactery, borrowed from the Greek word for the containers for small scrolls of Hebrew scripture.
  • Anon 3:30, I hope that he does not get his phylactery caught up in the spokes.
  • Like a phylactery is just basically something that you transferred meaning to, like, you know, just a symbol. for more
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