adon olam

Definitions

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

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