The word אָדוֹן (’a·DON, “lord,” “master”) is an important word in Hebrew. It is a title that is used not only for human masters, but also as a title for God. By now, all the letters in the word אָדוֹן are familiar to readers of “Hebrew Nuggets” except for the last letter, ן, which is called a “final” nun. We already learned the usual form of nun (נ) in Lesson 13, but one thing we did not mention there is that nun is one of five Hebrew letters that take a different form when they appear at the end of a word. In previous lessons we encountered two such letters: we learned the final mem (ם) in Lesson 15, and the final kaf (ך) in Lesson 27.
For the transliteration system used in this series, click here.