[ Sephardic Hebrew ah-daw-nahy; Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-doh-noi ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ˌɑ dɔˈnaɪ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌɑ doʊˈnɔɪ /
Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.
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Also A·do·noy [ah-doh-noi] /ˌɑ doʊˈnɔɪ/.
Origin of Adonai
literally, my Lord; spoken in place of the ineffable name Yahweh
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British Dictionary definitions for adonai
/ (ˌædɒˈnaɪ, -ˈneɪaɪ) /
Judaism a name for God
Word Origin for Adonai
C15: from Hebrew: lord; compare Adonis
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