Elohim/Elokim

Definitions

  • "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).

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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