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Elisha

[ ih-lahy-shuh ]
/ ɪˈlaɪ ʃə /
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noun

Also Douay Bible, El·i·se·us [el-i-see-uhs]. /ˌɛl ɪˈsi əs/. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c., the successor of Elijah. 2 Kings 3–9.
a male given name.

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Origin of Elisha

From Late Latin Heliseus, from Greek Elisaié, from Hebrew ĕlīshūaʿ, literally, “God has saved”
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Elisha
/ (ɪˈlaɪʃə) /

noun

Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc : successor of Elijah (II Kings 3–9)
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