Eli·​jah i-ˈlī-jə How to pronounce Elijah (audio)
: a Hebrew prophet of the ninth century b.c. who according to the account in I Kings championed the worship of Jehovah as against Baal

Word History


Hebrew Ēlīyāh

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Elijah was in 1587

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“Elijah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elijah. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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