Adon Olam

Pronunciations

Adom Olam (a-DON o-LUHM)

Definitions

  • n. A hymn in the traditional Jewish liturgy, usually recited before Shacharit and often sung after services in synagogue, made up of traits attributed to God.

Example Sentences

  • "Finally, we're done with services, lets sing Adon Olam and go to kiddush!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אדון עולם 'Master of the world'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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