Probably of foreign derivation; Elishah, a son of Javan -- Elishah.
אֲלִישָׁה proper name, of a location as son of Javan Genesis 10:4; 1 Chronicles 1:7; א ׳אִיֵּי Ezekiel 27:7 (Aeolis Josephus Jerome Kn; H. DerenbourgMélanges Graux, 235 f (English translation Hebraica. Oct. 1887, 7); Hellas ᵑ7Jon etc., LenOrig. ii. 2. 34 f; Italy, with Sicily, compare ᵑ7 אִיטַלְיָא מְדִינַת Ezek, Di Genesis 10:4; Carthage = Elissa, StaDe Populo Javan, 8 f; EMeyGeschichte i. § 282; decision difficult; last view very attractive).
I. [אלל] (to be weak or insufficient, assumed in Thes as root of אֱלִיל (as also of אַל): compare Arabic to fail in a thing).