[gah-ohn; Sephardic Hebrew gah-awn; Ashkenazic Hebrew gah-ohn, goin]
noun, plural Geonim [Sephardic Hebrew ge-aw-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gey-oh-nim] . English, Gaons.
a title of honor for the directors of the Jewish academies at Sura and Pumbedita in Babylonia, used from the end of the 6th century a.d. to about the beginning of the 11th century.
an eminent Jewish scholar noted for wisdom and knowledge of the Talmud: the Gaon of Vilna.

1770–80; < Hebrew: literally, majesty

Gaonic [gey-on-ik] , adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gaonic
Previous Definition: gaon
Next Definition: gaoxiong
Words Near: gaonic
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for gaonic
More from
Search for articles containing gaonic
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature