plural of majesty
Definition - A plural noun that is used as the name of a single entity.

Example -
In Hebrew the word elohim means "gods," but Elohim is also the name for the one God.

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from circa 1860:
"The plural of majesty, elohim; [sic] occurs more than two thousand times."
(Gesenius's, Hebrew & Chaldee Lexicon, 30/2)



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