Definition: Common Semitic noun *ɔad-, father, lord. 1. Adonai, from Hebrew ɔădônāy, my lord, from ɔādôn, lord. 2. Adonis, from Greek Adōnis, from Phoenician *ɔadōn, lord. Both 1 and 2 from Common Semitic extended form *ɔadān-, lord.

The American Heritage dictionary of the English language. 2015.

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