adonoy

Adonai

[Sephardic Hebrew ah-daw-nahy; Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-doh-noi]
noun
Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.
Also, Adonoy [ah-doh-noi] .


Origin:
literally, my Lord; spoken in place of the ineffable name Yahweh

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Adonai (ˌædɒˈnaɪ, -ˈneɪaɪ)
 
n
Judaism a name for God
 
[C15: from Hebrew: lord; compare Adonis]

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