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.
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Origin of Gaon
OTHER WORDS FROM GaonGa·on·ic [gey-on-ik], /geɪˈɒn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use Gaon in a sentence
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
But Abraham had followers in Pumbeditha, who gave him their support, and refused allegiance to the rival Gaon.
It put itself on an equal footing with the sister academy of Sora, and its presidents likewise assumed the title of Gaon.
The son of a Gaon, named Nathan ben Yehuda, was invested with this titular dignity, but he died suddenly.
In the latter, two men, otherwise unknown, successively filled the post of Gaon.