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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.

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

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • Later O'Connor, who had been bidden to forget Elisha, remembered him.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

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

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • He's started him three times and Elisha hasn't been in the money once.

    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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