[Sephardic Hebrew ge-aw-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gey-oh-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew gɛ ɔˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew geɪˈoʊ nɪm/
a plural of .
[gah-ohn; Sephardic Hebrew gah-awn; Ashkenazic Hebrew gah-ohn, goin] /ˈgɑ oʊn; Sephardic Hebrew gɑˈɔn; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈgɑ oʊn, gɔɪn/
noun, plural Geonim
[Sephardic Hebrew ge-aw-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gey-oh-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew gɛ ɔˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew geɪˈoʊ nɪm/ (Show IPA). English, Gaons.
a title of honor for the directors of the Jewish academies at Sura and Pumbedita in Babylonia, used from the end of the 6th century a.d. to about the beginning of the 11th century.
an eminent Jewish scholar noted for wisdom and knowledge of the Talmud:
the Gaon of Vilna.
[jee-of-uh-jee] /dʒiˈɒf ə dʒi/ noun 1. the practice of eating earthy matter, especially clay or chalk, as in famine-stricken areas. /dʒɪˈɒfədʒɪ/ noun 1. the practice of eating earth, clay, chalk, etc, found in some primitive tribes 2. (zoology) the habit of some animals, esp earthworms, of eating soil n. “dirt-eating,” 1850, from Greek *geophagia (according […]
[jee-of-uh-luh s] /dʒiˈɒf ə ləs/ adjective 1. Zoology. terrestrial, as certain snails. 2. Botany. fruiting underground.
[jee-uh-fohn] /ˈdʒi əˌfoʊn/ noun 1. a device that is placed on or in the ground and used to detect seismic waves. geophone (jē’ə-fōn’) An electronic receiver designed to pick up seismic vibrations on or below the Earth’s surface and to convert them into electric impulses that are proportional to the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of […]
[jee-oh-fiz-iks] /ˌdʒi oʊˈfɪz ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of geology that deals with the of the earth and its atmosphere, including oceanography, seismology, volcanology, and geomagnetism. /ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to geophysics /ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study of the earth’s physical properties and of the […]