A Hebrew name for God, usually translated in the Old Testament by the word "Lord".
(ah-doh-NIGH) n. pl. “My Lord(s).” Spoken by observant Jews instead of God's personal name YHVH. See the Names of God. The Name for God used most frequently in Berachot (blessings) and in reading the Torah aloud. It means "Master" (see above). The connotation is "Master of the universe" and "Master of the individual." Note that this name uses the plural of majesty and indicates the Hashalush Hakadosh (Holy Trinity).
Hebrew word found in Scripture which is used to refer to YHWH, but is also used with regard to other "mighty ones." The Jews came to use it as a substitute for pronouncing the Father's actual Name. It is a title, not a name, and derives from the Hebrew Adon - firm, strong, master. Adonai literally means "My Sovereign."
My Lord, Lord of all Spoken by Jewish people instead of God's personal name YHVH ("Jehovah or Yahweh").
Lord; used as a “placeholder” for the Sacred Name (YHWH, the “Covenant-and-Relationship” name for God) to avoid mispronouncing or misspelling it; in most English Bibles this word is printed in small caps as L ORD to denote the Tetragrammaton, the 4-letter Covenant Name of God, YHWH
Hebrew for "the Lord;" Adonai Elohim is a favorite title for God in the Elohist author of the Pentateuch
(ah-doe-NYE) Hebrew word used when Godâ€™s four-letter name is read in the Torah or in a prayer. Literally â€œMy Lord.
Hebrew for "my Lord". Since pronouncing the name of God was forbidden, Biblical Jews would use "Adonai" when reading the name of God aloud. Jewish people today often use the term, "HaShem" or "The Name" when referring to God. Yahweh and later Jehovah, was an attempt to recreate the pronunciation of the name of God.
(alt. Adonoi) My L-rd, L-rd of all. Spoken by Jewish people instead of using God's personal name YHWH (Yahweh) or YHVH (Yahveh)
(ä-do-nai'), Hebr. An apellation of God.
(Hebrew, "Lord"). One of the most common Jewish names for God, used especially during prayer.