The Hebrew form, as Eloi, Eloi, etc., is the Syro-Chaldaic (the common language in use by the Jews in the time of Christ) of the first words of the twenty-second Psalm; they mean "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.