- 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.
- a male given name.
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.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
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"Old Elisha, under wraps and fighting for his head," was his comment.
Later O'Connor, who had been bidden to forget Elisha, remembered him.
Elisha, first; Broadsword, second; that thing of Engle's, third.
He's started him three times and Elisha hasn't been in the money once.
- 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
masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "God is salvation," from El "God" + yesha "salvation."
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