noun, plural Ge·o·nim [Sephardic Hebrew ge-aw-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gey-oh-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew gɛ ɔˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew geɪˈoʊ nɪm/, English Ga·ons.
Origin of Gaon
OTHER WORDS FROM GaonGa·on·ic [gey-on-ik] /geɪˈɒn ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for gaon
David ben Zacca, who felt himself insulted, deprived the Gaon of his office.
The great Gaon Saadiah (892-942) united within himself all strands of thought.Jewish History|S. M. Dubnow
The son of a Gaon, named Nathan ben Yehuda, was invested with this titular dignity, but he died suddenly.
At the age of thirty-six Saadiah received a remarkable honor; he was summoned to Sura to fill the post of Gaon.Chapters on Jewish Literature|Israel Abrahams
It put itself on an equal footing with the sister academy of Sora, and its presidents likewise assumed the title of Gaon.