n. A Jewish name for God.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
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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