Adonai

noun
Ado·​nai | \ˌä-də-ˈnȯi, -ˈnī \

Definition of Adonai 

used in place of YHWH as a name of the God of the Hebrews during prayer recitation

First Known Use of Adonai

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adonai

Hebrew 'ădhōnāy

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