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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the Bible, a Hebrew prophet who was chosen by Elijah to be his successor.

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  • proper noun biblical A prophet, a disciple and successor of Elijah.
  • proper noun A male given name of biblical origin, in quiet use since the 17th century.
  • proper noun A female given name in occasional use, apparently confused with Elizabeth or Alicia.

Etymologies

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Hebrew אֱלִישַׁע "God is salvation".

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