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Related to Adonai: Yahweh
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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(Bible) Judaism a name for God
[C15: from Hebrew: lord; compare Adonis]
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A•do•nai(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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