Elisha

noun

Eli·​sha i-ˈlī-shə How to pronounce Elisha (audio)
: a Hebrew prophet and disciple and successor of Elijah

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Ĕlīshāʽ 

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Elisha was in the 14th century

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“Elisha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elisha. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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