from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Elisha Ninth century B.C. In the Bible, a Hebrew prophet who was chosen by Elijah to be his successor.
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- proper n. A prophet, a disciple and successor of Elijah.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin, in quiet use since the 17th century.
- proper n. A female given name in occasional use, apparently confused with Elizabeth or Alicia.
Hebrew אֱלִישַׁע "God is salvation". (Wiktionary)