- Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.
Origin of Adonai
Examples from the Web for adonais
Historical Examples of adonais
In 1821, he wrote his Adonais, a monody on the death of Keats.
The last verse of the Adonais seems almost prophetic of his own end.
We found the grave of Shelley, who so soon followed his Adonais.Italian Days and Ways
Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Two quotations from Adonais will suffice to show the power and sweetness of its verse.
Adonais lies dead; and those who mourn him, must seek his grave.
- Judaism a name for God
Word Origin for Adonai
Old Testament word for "God," late 14c., from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew, literally "my lord," from adon (see Adonis) + suffix of 1st person.