Noun Adonai Definition and Examples


Noun:

Adonai

Pronunciation:

/ˌadɒˈneɪʌɪ//ˌadɒˈnʌɪ/

Definition:
1.

noun

A Hebrew name for God.
  1. 'My colleague, Rabbi David Blumenthal, writes, ‘The way to Adonai is not straight, it has ups and down, twists and turns.’'
  2. 'But, on the other hand, it is the translation of Adonai, supreme Lord, an incommunicable name of God, and the substitute for Jehovah, a name the Jews would not pronounce.'


noun

1. Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.


Examples:

"adonais can blow upon s."

Origin:

Adonai

From Hebrew 'ăḏōnāy; see also Jehovah.

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