Elohim

[ e-loh-him; Sephardic Hebrew e-law-heem; Ashkenazic Hebrew e-loh-him; in nonliturgical use by Orthodox Jews e-law-keem, e-loh-kim ]
/ ɛˈloʊ hɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ɛ lɔˈhim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌɛ loʊˈhɪm; in nonliturgical use by Orthodox Jews ɛ lɔˈkim, ˌɛ loʊˈkɪm /

noun

God, especially as used in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

Origin of Elohim

< Hebrew ĕlōhīm, plural of ĕlōah God

Related forms

El·o·him·ic [el-oh-him-ik] /ˌɛl oʊˈhɪm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for elohim

Elohim

/ (ɛˈləʊhɪm, ˌɛləʊˈhiːm) /

noun

Old Testament a Hebrew word for God or gods

Word Origin for Elohim

C17: from Hebrew 'Elōhim, plural (used to indicate uniqueness) of 'Elōah God; probably related to 'El God
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