Hebrew edit

Etymology 1 edit

אֲדֹנֵי־(ăḏōnê, lords) +‎ ⁧־י(-i, my)

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

אֲדוֹנָי / אֲדֹנָי (ăḏônāym

  1. The Lord, God
  2. Plural form of אָדוֹן(adón) with first-person singular personal pronoun as possessor

Etymology 2 edit

אֲדוֹן(ăḏôn, lord) +‎ ⁧־י(-i, my)

Noun edit

אֲדוֹנִי (ăḏônî)

  1. sir, my lord (used when addressing a man)
    • 500-800 CE, “Parasha 7:13”, in Kohelet Rabbah:
      כְּשֶׁהַמֶּלֶךְ עוֹבֵר הִתְחִיל אוֹתוֹ הַבֵּן צוֹוֵחַ וְאוֹמֵר אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ כָּאן נוֹלַדְתִּי, כָּאן גָּדַלְתִּי, בְּאֵיזֶה חֵטְא אֲנִי נָתוּן כָּאן אֵינִי יוֹדֵעַ.
      When the king was passing by the entrance to [the prison], the son shouted and said: My Lord, the King! I was born here! I grew up here! What sin keeps me here, I don't know.
  2. Singular form of אָדוֹן(adón) with first-person singular personal pronoun as possessor
Coordinate terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Noun edit

אֲדוֹנֵי (ăḏônê)

  1. Plural construct state form of אָדוֹן(adón)

Yiddish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Hebrewאֲדוֹנָי(adonáy, The Lord, God).

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

אדוני (adoynaym

  1. Adonai, The Lord, God

Etymology 2 edit

From Hebrewאֲדוֹנִי(adoní, sir, my lord).

Noun edit

אדוני (adoynim

  1. my lord; mister (title)
    Synonym:אדון(adoyn)