Elohim

Pronunciations

Elohim (eh-loh-HEEM)

Definitions

  • n. "One of the many names used to refer to God" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Elohim is one of the names of God mentioned in the Torah."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אלוקים ,אלוהים

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      Elokim

Notes

  • The "k" is pronounced by religious Jews who wish to avoid using God's name. "Elohim" is the general way of referring to God in Modern Hebrew.

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