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)



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