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 (ä′dō-nī′, -noi′)
Lord. Used in Judaism as a spoken substitute for the ineffable name of God.

[Hebrew 'ădônāy, my lord : 'ādôn, lord; see ʔd in Semitic roots + -ay, my; see -y in Semitic roots.]
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(ˌædɒˈnaɪ; -ˈneɪaɪ)
(Bible) Judaism a name for God
[C15: from Hebrew: lord; compare Adonis]
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(ˌɑ doʊˈnaɪ, -ˈnɔɪ)

Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.
[literally, my Lord; spoken in place of the ineffable name Yahweh]
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References in classic literature ?
"'That they are fickle-minded and treacherous is as true as the Pentateuch," said Buzi-Ben-Levi, "but that is only toward the people of Adonai. When was it ever known that the Ammonites proved wanting to their own interests?
One of Shelley's last poems was an elegy called Adonais. Under the name of Adonais, he mourns for the death of another poet, John Keats, who died at twenty-six.
Adonais ranks with Lycidas as one of the most beautiful elegies in our language.
It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place." So Shelley himself had written in the preface to Adonais.
I feel that there's almost everything one wants in 'Adonais.'"
Sisters Trinity and Adonai Brown also attended the camp.
The words "baruch ata Adonai," carried on whorls of organ and reverb, echoed through the hushed vastness of the Effenaar, Eindhoven's handsome gray cube of a rock club, as a reggae show began with a Hebrew prayer.
Others who have taken food to the affected residents are Dedan Kimathi University, Adonai Thuku Foundation, Eldoret Plumbers, Loreto High School, Matunda Secondary School, African Inland Church and Club Epic Kitale.PASTORALISTSDeputy Governor Peter Lotethiro said the county will team up with the World Food Programme to provide alternative sources of livelihood to locals who are traditionally pastoralists.
Headed by Al Anderson, they toured and closely worked with the late Bob Marley singing their reggae hits," said organiser Adonai.
He received the most cheering voice on the stage when he performed his enduring song which features disappearing Castro, 'ADONAI.'
Thomas calls him "God most high" and "adonai," the term used for Yahweh in Greek versions of the Hebrew scripture, making this rich theological statement about the secondary divine principle, the one through whom all things were made and through whom God manifests to creation.
Senior resident magistrate Martin Rabera found Muktar Abey, Abdulhalim Sadik, Adonai Berhane, Sumeiya Jamaa, Farhiya Ali, and Ali Fundi guilty of committing the crime.