Elijah

[ ih-lahy-juh ]
/ ɪˈlaɪ dʒə /

noun

a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c. 1 Kings 17; 2 Kings 2.
a male given name.

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Origin of Elijah

From Late Latin Helias. from Greek Ēlioú, from Hebrew ēliyyāh, ēliyyāhū ”my God is Yahweh”
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British Dictionary definitions for Elijah

Elijah
/ (ɪˈlaɪdʒə) /

noun

Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc, who was persecuted for denouncing Ahab and Jezebel. (I Kings 17–21: 21; II Kings 1–2:18)
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Cultural definitions for Elijah

Elijah
[ (i-leye-juh) ]

A prophet of the Old Testament, who opposed the worship of idols and incurred the wrath of Jezebel, the queen of Israel, who tried to kill him. He was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire.

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