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Adonai (German)

Part of speech: noun, part of speech: proper noun

Annotation:
According to the "Duden, The Great Foreign Dictionary", the word is used without an article.
Other spellings:
Adonaj
Hyphenation:
Ado | nai, no plural
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [adoˈnaːi]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Jewish and Christian religion In the Tanach and in the Old Testament, out of religious shyness, the paraphrase of the divine name Yahweh, which should not be pronounced
Origin of the term:
The proper name is borrowed from the Hebrew אדוני, interpreted as 'my lord'. More information about the origin of the Hebrew word can be found in the Biblical Lexicon.
Related terms:
1) Allah, El, Eloah, Elohim, God, Yahweh, Jehovah, Nus, Sabaoth, Shem ham-meforasch, Zebaoth
Opposite words:
1) Antichrist, Beelzebub, Demon, Diable, Diabolus, Iblis, Lucifer, Samiel, Satan, Shaitan, Devil, Urian
General terms:
1) religious being
Application examples:
1) “Guhrauer first drew attention to the fact that I found the word 'Jehovah' in the consecration ([…]) and attached the remark that the expression ('Jehovah') should be used in place of the previously customary 'Adonai' it became common at the beginning of the 16th century ſei; - Until then, the expression or the reading 'Jehovah' was not known at all. "
1) “Enjoy, drink, whore, sit up at the table, curse, condemn, speak blood judgment, trembling praise sing a terrible one Adonai, the left hand caresses you, the right hand your brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers [,] tearing myriads after myriads from the graves, giving life and throwing them into the hellish abyss? "
1) “There is not a flake of pity in it, but one of them cries out to heaven from the dark tower: AdonaiAdonai!
1) “... This is how the word becomes Adonai finally regarded as a concentrated theological statement about God's nature, similar to the name Yahweh, and was used as its paraphrase when reading the OT when one no longer dared to pronounce it. "
1) “Christmas is a good time to also remember that war, as is well known, begins in the minds that God, Allah and Adonai are just three names for the 'only one'. "
Cases:
Nominative: singular Adonai; Plural
Genitive: singular Adonai; Plural
Dative: singular Adonai; Plural
Accusative: singular Adonai; Plural

Translations

  • Arabic (DMG):
  • Armenian(DIN 32706): 1) Ադոնայ (Adonay)
  • English: 1) Adonai
  • French: 1) Adonaï
  • Hebrew: 1) אֲדֹנָי (ʾadonāy)
  • Italian: 1) Adonai
  • Yiddish (Eastern): 1) אַדוני (adoyni)
  • Catalan: 1) Adonai
  • Norwegian: 1) Adonai
  • Polish: 1) Adonai (male), Adonaj (male)
  • Spanish: 1) Adonai
  • Czech: 1) Adonai, Adonaj

Adonai (Polish)

Part of speech: noun, (male)

Note on the declination:
The noun Adonai is mostly used indeclinably (Singular 1).
Other spellings:
Adonaj
Hyphenation:
A | do | nai, no plural
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [aˈdɔnaj]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Religion, especially Judaism, Christianity: Adonai, Adonaj
Related terms:
1) Bóg, Yahweh / Jehowa

Translations

  • German: 1) Adonai (male), Adonaj (male)

Similar words (German):Adoneus, Adoni, Adonia, Adonis, Adonius, Adony

Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "Adonai":

God: ... 2) in Islam: Allah, Almighty, All-Knowing, ... 2) in Judaism: YHWH / Yahweh / Jehovah, Elohim, Adonai ... 2) in Platonic philosophy: Demiurge 2) in Gnosis / Gnostics: Demiurge ...

Satan:… Iblis, Schaitan 2) out of date: Diable, out of date derogatory: Urian Opposite words: 1) Adonai, El, Eloah, Elohim, God, Yahweh, Jehovah, Nus, Sabaoth, Zebaoth; islamic: Allah ...

Beelzebub: ... Diable, Diabolus, Iblis, Lucifer, Samiel, Satan, Shaitan, Devil, Urian Opposite words: 1) Adonai, Allah, El, Eloah, Elohim, God, Jahwe, Jehovah, Nus, Sabaoth, Shem ...

Allah: see The 99 names of Allah related terms: 1) Adonai, El, Eloah, Elohim, Jahwe, Jehovah, God, Nus, Sabaoth, Schem ham-meforasch, Zebaoth General terms: 1) religious being Examples of use: 1) Allah is the Creator of the worlds, however, it is not part of the material world

Jehovah: ... vowel characters added to the Hebrew text of the replacement word Adonai, which was used as a substitute for religious shyness, incorrect reading for Yahweh Origin of the term: comes from ...


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