Adonai

play
noun Ado·nai \ˌä-də-ˈnȯi, -ˈnī\

Definition of Adonai

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

Origin and Etymology of adonai

Hebrew 'ădhōnāy


First Known Use: before 12th century

Learn More about adonai


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Adonai? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!