Adonai n. (ah-doe-NYE) Literally, “my .” Another name for , and the one used most often in prayers. Because God’s name is so sacred, it is not spoken as it is written. The Hebrew (yud, hay, vav, and hay) that spell the name are read only as Adonai. See also Adoshem, ha-, and Tetragrammaton.

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (2). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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