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Elisha

[ih-lahy-shuh]
noun
  1. Also Douay Bible, El·i·se·us [el-i-see-uh s] /ˌɛl ɪˈsi əs/. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c., the successor of Elijah. II Kings 3–9.
  2. a male given name.
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Origin of Elisha

< Hebrew ĕlīshūaʿ literally, God has saved
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  • As soon as the Shunammite came to Elisha, she fell at his feet and embraced them.

  • Elisha, first; Broadsword, second; that thing of Engle's, third.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • As it advanced, Mose drove the blunt spurs into Elisha's side.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • "Old Elisha, under wraps and fighting for his head," was his comment.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • Elisha was fifth in line, walking sedately, as was his habit.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan


British Dictionary definitions for elisha

Elisha

noun
  1. Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc : successor of Elijah (II Kings 3–9)
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Word Origin and History for elisha

Elisha

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "God is salvation," from El "God" + yesha "salvation."

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