- a son of David, put to death at the order of Solomon. II Sam. 3:4; I Kings 2:19–25.
Also Douay Bible, Ad·o·ni·as [ad-n-ahy-uh s] /ˌæd nˈaɪ əs/.
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Examples from the Web for adonias
Then all the guests of Adonias were afraid, and they all arose, and every man went his way.
And Adonias, the son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying: I will be king.
And Adonias, and all that were invited by him, heard it, and now the feast was at an end.
Adonias is put to death: Abiathar is banished: Joab and Semei are slain.
Adonias pretending to reign, Nathan and Bethsabee obtain that Solomon should be declared and anointed king.