- "Literally, 'my Lord', another word for God." (JPS)
- "Jewish blessings traditionally begin, 'Baruch Atah Adonai...' [Lit: "Blessed are you, 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).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
- This is how Jews pronounce the tetragrammaton (God's four-letter name) in the context of prayers and blessings. Observant Jews believe this word is never to be used outside of prayer.
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