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adonai


adonai


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adonai  \Ad`o*na"i\,  n.  [Heb.  ad[=o]n[=a]i,  lit.,  my  lord.] 
  A  Hebrew  name  for  God,  usually  translated  in  the  Old 
  Testament  by  the  word  ``Lord''. 
 
  Note:  The  later  Jews  used  its  vowel  points  to  fill  out  the 
  tetragrammaton  {Yhvh},  or  {Ihvh},  ``the  incommunicable 
  name,''  and  in  reading  substituted  ``Adonai''.