Definition of Adonai in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌädōˈnī/ Pronunciation: /-ˈnoi/


A Hebrew name for God.
Example sentences
  • In the daily priestly blessing, the Tetragrammaton was vocalized with the vowel points associated with the name Adonai.
  • My colleague, Rabbi David Blumenthal, writes, ‘The way to Adonai is not straight, it has ups and down, twists and turns.’
  • Still, at other times, like now, I don't feel hypocritical at all talking to Adonai - Elohim and Jehovah.


From Hebrew ῾ăḍōnāy; see also Jehovah.

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Syllabification: A·do·nai

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