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[el-uh-hyoo, ih-lahy-hyoo]
  1. a young man who entered into discourse with Job. Job. 32–37.
  2. a male given name.
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Origin of Elihu

From the Hebrew word ĕlīhū literally, my God is he
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Examples from the Web for elihu

Historical Examples

  • Nothing has ever done so much for peace as this visit of Elihu Root among us.

    Latin America and the United States

    Elihu Root

  • With this assurance of good feeling, old Elihu Wall was content.

  • I wish all Christendom could have heard Elihu Burritt's speech.

  • He had been received by Mr. Elihu Joslin with the utmost politeness.

  • Elihu glanced at her in a mild surprise, and his mother chuckled.

Word Origin and History for elihu


masc. proper name, Hebrew, literally "he is my God."

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