[ 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.
Also A·do·noy [ah-doh-noi] /ˌɑ doʊˈnɔɪ/.

Origin of Adonai

literally, my Lord; spoken in place of the ineffable name Yahweh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for adonais

/ (ˌædɒˈnaɪ, -ˈneɪaɪ) /


Judaism a name for God

Word Origin for Adonai

C15: from Hebrew: lord; compare Adonis
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