Elias

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Elias
Pronunciation English /ɨˈl.əs/; otherwise: [eˈli.as] or [ˈelias]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Greek, Latin, originally Hebrew
Meaning Yahu is my El
Other names
Related names Elijah
The Prophet Elias, by Daniele da Volterra.

Elias /ɨˈl.əs/ is the Latin transliteration of the Greek name Ἠλίας, which in turn is the Hellenized form of the Hebrew: אליהו, Eliyahu, meaning "Yahweh is my God".[1] Another form of Eliyahu in English is Elijah /ɨˈlə/.[2]

The name belonged most notably to Elijah, the Hebrew prophet. The Quran refers to this prophet in Arabic as Ilias (إلياس). The King James Version of the Bible also uses "Elias" in the New Testament as the English translation of the Greek name for this prophet.

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  1. ^ New Bible Dictionary. 1982 (second edition). Tyndale Press, Wheaton, Illinois, USA. ISBN 0-8423-4667-8, p. 319
  2. ^ Wells, John C. (1990). Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow, England: Longman. p. 239. ISBN 0-582-05383-8. ) entry "Elijah"