- a young man who entered into discourse with Job. Job. 32–37.
- a male given name.
Origin of Elihu
From the Hebrew word ĕlīhū literally, my God is he
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Examples from the Web for elihu
Nothing has ever done so much for peace as this visit of Elihu Root among us.Latin America and the United States
With this assurance of good feeling, old Elihu Wall was content.The Cruise of the Shining Light
I wish all Christendom could have heard Elihu Burritt's speech.Captains of Industry
He had been received by Mr. Elihu Joslin with the utmost politeness.
Elihu glanced at her in a mild surprise, and his mother chuckled.Country Neighbors
Word Origin and History for elihu
masc. proper name, Hebrew, literally "he is my God."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper