[ el-uh-hyoo, ih-lahy-hyoo ]

  1. a young man who entered into discourse with Job. Job. 32–37.

  2. a male given name.

Origin of Elihu

From the Hebrew word ĕlīhū literally, my God is he

Words Nearby Elihu

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How to use Elihu in a sentence

  • It's Elihu's settin' himself up to be the only human creatur' that never stepped inside of a glass house.

    Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
  • Elihu was pondering on his triumph as a valuable citizen, and what Amarita thought no one could at that moment have foretold.

    Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
  • Amarita, her mother-in-law judged, had been staying indoors too much through the snowy weather, while Elihu worked on his plans.

    Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
  • Elihu left the horse and came with long strides up the path, taking, as he hurried, glances at the roof.

    Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
  • Elihu stood there in silence, and Amarita sat on the packing-case, feeling her heart beat.

    Country Neighbors | Alice Brown