Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.

Etymologies

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The New Testament form of Elijah, a Hebrew prophet, from Ancient Greek Ἡλίας.

Examples

  • Dignified was not a word Elias Wyleford would formerly have applied to Ellen Gowan.

    The Dressmaker

  • There is a bumper sticker on the back of the truck that reads Indago Felix, an expression Elias roughly translates to mean “Fruitful Search.”

    Water Witches

  • In fact, one of the earliest-known New Testament manuscripts has bystanders thinking he is calling on Helios, whose cult—which was widespread in Syria until the fourth century—was Christianized by substituting the name Elias.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Devils coach Brent Sutter said Elias is using his speed to maximum advantage.

    USATODAY.com

  • The word Elias has a sensible relation to that of Elios, the sun.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Khabibulin squeezed his pads to stop Elias from the top of the slot with 12 1/2 minutes left and used his glove to snare

    USATODAY.com

  • As in Elias Portolu, good intentions often result in bad decisions, and conscience proves to be a disastrous inhibitor.

    Grazia Deledda: Voice of Sardinia

  • Elias is happy to see his former coach's team among the playoff contenders in the Western Conference.

    NHL - National Hockey League - Minnesota vs. New Jersey

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Patrick Elias is just one part of the New Jersey Devils 'dominant "A Line" but he is a one-man team at Continental Airlines Arena.

    National Hockey League - Coyotes vs. Devils

  • At the last, the mortal enemy is death itself: this is a principal theme, held to with an oddly pathetic strength, in Elias Canetti's literary works.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1981 - Press Release

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