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  • proper n. In the Old Testament, the Lord is a translation of the Vulgate Dominus and LXX ο Κύριος (the Lord/Master), commonly represents the ineffable name yhwh (יהוה, see Jehovah, Tetragrammaton), substituted with Adonai by the Jews in reading
  • proper n. Jesus Christ

Etymologies

Translation of Vulgate Dominus, LXX ὁ κύριος. Since the late Old English period as hlaford (not necessarily capitalized in manuscript). Capitalized in print also in non-biblical also in non-Biblical texts, e.g. in Shakespeare, (1597) The deputy elected by the Lord (Richard II, 3.2.53). (Wiktionary)

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