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Elisha

[ih-lahy-shuh] /ɪˈlaɪ ʃə/
noun
1.
Also, Douay Bible, Eliseus
[el-i-see-uh s] /ˌɛl ɪˈsi əs/ (Show IPA)
. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c., the successor of Elijah. II Kings 3–9.
2.
a male given name.
Origin of Elisha
< Hebrew ĕlīshūaʿ literally, God has saved
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  • Elisabeth gasped as Elisha might have gasped when Elijah's mantle fell upon him.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
  • The idea of comparing yourself to Elisha, and me to a horrid leper!

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • No; it belongs to the estate of my late father-in-law, Elisha Doane.

    Mark Mason's Victory Horatio Alger
  • Elisha said, "Let a double portion of your spirit be upon me."

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • What did Elisha's servant think of this conduct of his master?

    Heroes of Israel Theodore Gerald Soares
  • But the next year the woman had a son at the very time Elisha had promised her.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Captain Elisha had stooped to pick up the pipe he had dropped.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • When Elisha came into the house, there was the child lying dead on his bed.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Captain Elisha looked at him, then at the girl, and stopped laughing.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Elisha

Elisha

/ɪˈlaɪʃə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc: successor of Elijah (II Kings 3–9)
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Word Origin and History for Elisha

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "God is salvation," from El "God" + yesha "salvation."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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