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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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  • As soon as the Shunammite came to Elisha, she fell at his feet and embraced them.

  • "Old Elisha, under wraps and fighting for his head," was his comment.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • Later O'Connor, who had been bidden to forget Elisha, remembered him.

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  • Elisha, first; Broadsword, second; that thing of Engle's, third.

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    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • He's started him three times and Elisha hasn't been in the money once.

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  • Elisha will come from behind; Engle is smart enough for that.

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    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • You may not know any more about this one than you did about Elisha last month!

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  • Engle says you don't and never did, but that Elisha is a dog, same as he said at first.

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  • Elisha was fifth in line, walking sedately, as was his habit.

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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."

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