elis


noun

  1. an ancient country in W Greece, in the Peloponnesus: site of the ancient Olympic Games.
  2. the capital of this country.

noun

  1. a Hebrew judge and priest. I Sam. 1–4.
  2. Also El·ie [el-ee] /ˈɛl i/. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “height.”

noun

  1. an ancient city-state of SW Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: site of the ancient Olympic games

noun

  1. Old Testament the highest priest at Shiloh and teacher of Samuel (I Samuel 1–3)

masc. proper name, in Old Testament, the name of a high priest of Israel, teacher of Samuel, from Hebrew, literally “high.”

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